COVID19 Hits Parliament as Five Staff Test Positive

Five staff members at the Parliament of Uganda have tested positive for COVID19.

According to Assistant Director Communication and Public affairs Helen Kawesa, this followed a random testing exercise that was carried out in parliament last week.

“The affected staff have been informed of their status and referred to the ministry of health. They are now under going treatment in the recommended health facilitates ” read part of the statement by Helen Kawesa.

“As a result the precincts of parliament will be disinfected tomorrow, Saturday 5 September 2020” she added.

Kawesa further noted that the number of staff will scale down with immediate effect.

“Other staff who were in contact with the affected have been identified and and advised to stay home in self quarantine . The identified contacts will be subjected to a mandatory testing after two weeks whether they exhibit signs of COVID19 or not.”she said.

As of today, the ministry of health confirmed 65 new COVID19 cases and two (2) deaths. Uganda now registers a cumulative total of 3,353 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,564 recoveries and thirty five (35) COVID19 deaths.

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