Government sets aside Shs25Bn to fight corona-virus within three months.
The minister of health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has said government is setting aside Shs25Bn to fight corona virus within three months.
This while presenting a statement yesterday on the outbreak of Corona Virus in China and the country’s preparedness in case of an outbreak.
Aceng said that Uganda has no confirmed case of Corona Virus in the country though they understand there is a high risk of importation since Uganda is a major trade partner with China and the other 24 countries were the virus has been confirmed adding that the country has 265 travelers suspected to have come from China who are Isolated with 99 of these being Ugandans.
Aceng also confirmed that government has decided for the mean time to keep the 105 university students in Wuhan who were calling for repatriation after confirming that the country has no capacity to handle the outbreak if it happens.
Aceng informed Mps that even though the Ugandan students are free from the virus there is no guarantee that they cannot contract the virus while being transported from Wuhan to Beijing where they will be boarding a plane and hence government has decided to instead send them funds instead of evacuating them.