Seventeen (17) staff of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) have been put under institutional quarantine for 14 days after two staff tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
In a statement by NRM spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa, the 17 staff have been designated as high risks; “After a thorough analysis of the risk and exposure of members of this office, two staff have been taken under isolation and 17 others designated as high risks have been put under institutional quarantine for 14 days,” Mulindwa said.
He further adds that, the party headquarters were disinfected thoroughly whereas all staff that had not undergone mandatory testing on Monday will be tested on Thursday.
“The staff members who had earlier on Monday been tested will have to repeat the exercise in a week’s time as part of the measures to avoid the spread of the virus.” Mulindwa said adding that there is going to be strict observance of the SOPs to minimise exposure and risk.
This comes after the Ministry of Health announced five (5) new COVID19 cases, four of which were discovered in the Kampala Metropolitan Area.
Currently, Uganda registers a cumulative total of 1140 confirmed cases, two (2) deaths whereas 1028 have fully recovered.