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PM Rugunda Goes In Self Isolation Over COVID-19 Fears As Uganda’s Cases Rise To 557

By Keefa Nuwahereza

There is untold fear and caution at the Office of the Prime Minister after Dr Ruhakana Rugunda went into self isolation because some of his contacts had tested positive for COVID-19.

Rugunda is head of the national task force for COVID-19 and has been at the forefront on fund raising and distribution efforts to contain the pandemic.

“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,” he said in a tweet, shortly before news circulated that he had gone in isolation.

Julius Mucunguzi, his Communications Advisor confirmed the development.

Statement from Ministry of Health about COVID-19 updates in Uganda

However, earlier on, the Ministry of Health announced 35 new COVID-19 cases, sending Uganda’s total confirmed cases to 557, with a total of 82 recoveries.

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