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Tension In Uganda As 7 Health Workers Among New COVID-19 Positive Cases.

By Sarah Mazirwe – Kampala, Uganda, Sunday, May 31, 2020. 

Robinah Nabbanja – Uganda’s State Minister of Health for General Duties

Uganda’s State Minister of Health for General Duties, Robinah Nabbanja said in a statement, Sunday, May 31, 2020, seven frontline health workers in the country have tested positive for Coronavirus,

Nabbanja also said the infected health workers are at the senior level in management at the health centres.

“The confirmed cases include 3 nurses, 2 doctors, and two senior-level staff. They have since been admitted in Entebbe Grade B and National Specialised Hospital Mulago and in stable condition,” reads the statement from Health Ministry.

Nabbanja furthered that a team of experts specialized in infections and prevention are on the ground to evaluate and investigate the cause of unfortunate infections to the health workers.  

Uganda registered its first COVID-19 case on March 21, 2020. Uganda now has 413 COVID-19 cases with 72 recoveries. No death COVID-19 related cases have been reported.

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