KIU, Main Campus - On 23rd March 2020, the Minister of Health, Dr Ruth Aceng, confirmed eight new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases up to nine. Aceng noted that all the cases were Ugandans returning from Dubai.
Today, the Ministry of Health scheduled an afternoon press conference to announce that five more cases had tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Dr Joyce Moriku, the Minister of State for Primary Healthcare made the announcement, stating that the number had climbed to 14.
The new cases include two of the Chinese nationals that were arrested in Zombo and three Ugandans. One of the Ugandans is a baby of eight months old whose father had returned home from Kisumu.
It should be noted that Uganda registered its first case on Saturday 21st March 2020, from a passenger aboard the Ethiopian Airlines from Dubai.
According to the Ministry of Health, the patient who is admitted at Entebbe Grade B is steadily improving.
Uganda remains committed to fighting the spread of this pandemic.