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Ugandan Prime Minister Says In Self-Isolation After His Associates Test Positive for Covid

On Friday, the Ministry of Health announced that coronavirus cases in the country have jumped to 557 after 35 more people had tested positive on Thursday.

Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said Friday that he has gone into isolation after some of the people he was in contact with tested positive for Covid-19.

“Friends, I have gone into self-isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for #COVID19. My own test result is negative, however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure,” the Prime Minister tweeted on Friday.

On Friday, the Ministry of Health announced that coronavirus cases in the country have jumped to 557 after 35 more people had tested positive on Thursday.

Fifteen of the new confirmed cases are from 1,412 samples from points of entry while 20 are from 855 samples of contacts and alerts.

“Seven of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu border point, two are truckers who arrived from Kenya via Busia border point while three cases are from Lira, Malaba and Orabo points of entry,” Dr Olaro said in a statement posted on the Ministry of Health social media platforms.