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COVID-19 UPDATES: Ugandan MP dies of COVID-19


KIU, Main Campus - Faith Alupo, Woman MP representative of Pallisa District, was reported dead on 15th September 2020 after she supposedly contracted the novel Coronavirus.

Alupo, the first Member of Parliament in the country to succumb to the virus, passed on from Mulago National Referral Hospital, at a section, gazetted to treat VVIP COVID-19 patients.

Hellen Kaweesa, Parliament Spokesperson, reported that last month, up to four MPs were confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19.

In total, Uganda’s Health Ministry has declared around 5000 coronavirus cases, of whom close to 60 have died and 2000 recovered.

Continentally, the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections stood at 1,353,283 with 32,625 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.