Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Uganda confirms the first case of Coronavirus(COVID-19). The Uganda President Yoweri Museveni banned passenger planes in the country. The Ugandan Daily Monitor reports that the country’s Health Minister Jane Aceng announced the first case on Saturday night. 

“The confirmed case is a 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2:00 am today, Saturday 21 March 2020 aboard Ethiopian airlines. He presented with symptoms of high fever and poor appetite,” the Ministry of Health said on Twitter.

“During the screening process at the airport, his temperature was 38.7. This prompted the health teams to isolate him at the airport for further follow-up. Subsequent temperatures taken at intervals of 30 minutes and one hour remained the same,” the ministry added.

The patient is currently in isolation at Entebbe Grade B hotel while passengers who were aboard the same flight are also in quarantine.

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