The Ministry of Health informs the public that there are 8 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda.
All the 8 cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, UAE.; 2 on the 20/03/2020 and 6 on the 22/03/2020 aboard the Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines flights.
To date, a total of 2,661 travelers including Ugandans identified as potential risk have been either under self-quarantine or institutional quarantine. Of these, 1,356 are under follow up; 774 of these are under institutional quarantine while 582 are under self-quarantine.
We appeal to all travelers who have been in Dubai in the past two weeks to call the health desk on 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033 for further follow-up.
The public should remain calm and practice the preventive measures. Wash your hands always and maintain a social distance of 4 meters.