Col. (RTD) Shaban Bantariza is dead
Just in;The deputy director of the Uganda Media Centre and deputy government spokesperson,
Col. (RTD) Shaban Bantariza succumbed to COVID—19 today morning at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he had been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
He served as the deputy director of the Uganda Media Centre and deputy government spokesperson, since June 2015.
Senior Government Spokesperson Ofwono Opondo had initially said that his deputy succumbed to hypertension and he had been admitted at Mulago national referral hospital since Sunday.
Opondo has now revealed that Bantariza died of COVID-19 and his body is still being kept at Mulago as burial arrangements continue.
Bantariza fell sick last week after complaining of fever, headache, cough and flu and he was then taken to different medical facilities for treatment until he was referred to Mulago, where he tested positive for COVID-19 and later died.