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Parliament Shifts Plenary To Conference Hall Due To Coronavirus Scare

By Keefa Nuwahereza

Parliamentarians are  not taking the risk of contracting the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19)  any lightly and they have put in place various safety measures to avert the spread of the pandemic.

This website has learnt that as a way of preventing the spread of COVID-19, Tuesday’s Parliamentary plenary sitting has been shifted from the usual chambers to the conference hall as the House observes social distancing, which is part of the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry in the fight against COVID-19.

The changes come shortly after the Ministry of Health confirmed that Uganda currently has 9 cases of Coronavirus,  after confirming eight new cases on Monday evening.

While announcing the new cases of infected people Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister for Health, said that “There are eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda. All the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates,  two on  March 20th, 2020,  and six on March 22nd, aboard the Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines Flights. This brings  the total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the country to nine.”

She added that; “We have all the information about the passengers who travelled to Dubai. We have the manifest and all the necessary information,” she added.

Dubai was earlier not reported as a high risk country according to the international situation report. “But from the statistics, we now call upon all those who travelled for Dubai in the last two weeks to call our health desk and be tested for their own safety and the safety of all other Ugandans

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