By Our Reporter
The Ministry of Health has decided to temporarily close down Rakai Hospital after one of the surgeons tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
to our sources, the surgeon (names withheld on request) tested positive for
COVID-19 following tests conducted by the Ministry of Health on Sunday
Immediately after receiving results of the tests, we have established that Ministry officials went to Rakai Hospital and took the surgeon into mandatory quarantine, plus all his colleagues with whom he was working in the hospital’s theatre, before they announced a temporary closure of the health facility.
The Ministry officials have since embarked on a hunt for all his contacts and alerts such that they can be taken into quarantine.
It should be noted that Uganda currently has 6,468, out of which 2,616 have recovered and 63 have succumbed to COVID-19.
This comes after the Ministry revealed that results of COVID-19 tests done on 20 September, 2020 confirmed 181 new cases.
The breakdown of the new cases:
Contacts and alerts (157):Kampala (73),Mbale (19),Kapchorwa (26), Soroti (10),Jinja (5),Kaberamaido (5),Kumi (3), Buikwe (2),Iganga (2),Isingiro (2), Ngora (3), Busia (1), Kaliro (1),Kanungu (1), Masaka (1), Rakai (1), Sironko (1) and Wakiso (1).
The new cases include 20 Returnees from India, 1 from Tanzania and 3
Truck drivers who entered through Malaba Point of Entry.
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