Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has gone into self-isolation after his contacts tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Taking it to his twitter account, the prime minister said that he had to go into self-isolation after one of his contacts tested positive for coronavirus.
Friends, I have gone into self isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for #COVID19. My own test result is negative, however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure. #StaySafeUG
— Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda (@RuhakanaR) June 5, 2020
This comes at a time when Uganda has 557 cases of coronavirus.
Results from samples tested on 04 June 2020 confirm 35 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 557.
15 cases are among samples taken from Points of Entry while 20 cases are among samples of alerts and contacts pic.twitter.com/Naa2OZPqyK
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) June 5, 2020
“Fifteen of the new confirmed cases are from 1,412 samples from points of entry while 20 are from 855 samples of contacts and alerts. The total confirmed cases in Uganda now stand at 557,”
“Additionally, 31 foreign truck drivers (18 Kenyans, seven Tanzanians, four Congolese and two Burundians) tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed back to their respective countries of origin,” the statement added.
Kenya on the hand had over 2000 cases of coronavirus cases so far.