Business Community advised to halt going to China until Coronavirus is contained.
The Kampala City Trader’s Association –KACITA has advised the business community travelling to China to halt their travels until the Coronavirus situation in China is contained
Issah Ssekito, the KACITA spokesperson on Tuesday Jan 28,2020 revealed that this situation is very deadly if people don’t be vigilant and follow authorities advice.
Meanwhile, The Ministry of Health has issued stringent guidelines to its health team at boarder points and Entebbe International airport.
This after reports indicating a suspected Corona Virus patient in the neighboring Kenya which has prompted the ministry to direct the its medical teams to look out for Corona virus signs among people using buses to enter the country
The ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Doctor Diana Atwiine has also advised travelers that can suspend their travels to China to do so as the situation normalizes.
Update: The death toll in China from a deadly new coronavirus rose to 132 with new cases reaching nearly 6,000 – more than during the SARS epidemic of 2002 and 2003 – as Japan and the United States began evacuating hundreds of citizens from Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.
Authorities said on Wednesday the number of confirmed cases across the country climbed to 5,974, while the death toll nationwide jumped by 26.
How prepared is Uganda,Africa at large!
The ministry of health has stepped up screening for the deadly coronavirus at Entebbe Airport, as the death toll from the illness rises in China and new cases emerge in several other countries.
There have been no reported cases of the coronavirus in Uganda or Africa but health authorities in the region remain on high alert owing to the rapid spread of the virus.
A Kenya Airways passenger who arrived in Nairobi on Tuesday (Jan.28) afternoon on a flight from Guangzhou displaying flu-like symptoms is the first suspected case of the Wuhan originating coronavirus in East Africa. The patient is currently being quarantined at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi.
This comes after the Chinese Embassy in Kenya issued a press release saying it is “closely monitoring…the entry of Chinese into Kenya” with the Chinese community, reiterating measures being taken in China to prevent the spread of the virus.
African airports and health bodies are jointly ready,working hard to prevent this China’s coronavirus.
What is Corona Virus?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections which are typically mild including the common cold but rarer forms like SARS and MERS can be lethal.
Compiled by Aaron Ainomugisha https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3