Two Covid-19 Cases Confirmed in Kampala Arcades
Two people from Arcades in Kampala city have tested positive for covid-19.
The minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi says the two cases are from Namaganda and Galilaya plazas.
She has told journalists that the two cases were identified on Monday this week and are both hospitalized.
Amongi adds that a team of scientists has been assigned to consult on contact tracing and recommend immediate action to be taken.
Meanwhile, she says the two arcades remain open as assessment of the situation continues.
The announcement comes just hours after the ministry of health of health confirmed 2 more covid-19 deaths bringing the total number to at 11.
The two fatalities, both residents of Kampala metropolitan area are a 60-year old male of Indian origin who passed on at International Hospital Kampala and a 55-year old Ugandan male who passed while admitted in the Intensive Care Unit at Mulago national referral hospital.
According to the director general health services Dr. Henry Mwebesa, they both had signs and symptoms consistent with covid-19.
Meanwhile, from results of samples tested yesterday, 21 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 1,353.
Of these, 8 are truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba, 3 are contacts to previously confirmed cases in Kampala metropolitan area and 1 returnee from South Sudan.
Regarding the nine alerts, five are from the Kampala metropolitan area while four are from Masaka, Kasese, Luwero and Iganga.
28 foreign truck drivers, 24 Kenyans, 2 Congolese, 1 Burundian and 1 Tanzanian who tested positive were not permitted to enter Uganda.