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KAMPAL. The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has demanded its protection to ensure that uninvited guests display Covid-19 certificates prior to entering the premises. This comes after a monitoring exercise between 19 and 21 August...

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Uganda 21 Ministry of Finance staff test positive for Covid-19

Published by: O. Elijah
08/25/2020 10:06 AM
Mr. Keith. Muhakanizi. Permanent secretary, Uganda ministry of finance
Mr. Keith. Muhakanizi. Permanent secretary, Uganda ministry of finance

KAMPAL. The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has demanded its protection to ensure that uninvited guests display Covid-19 certificates prior to entering the premises.

This comes after a monitoring exercise between 19 and 21 August, after 21 of their employees tested positive for Covid-19.

The Permanent Secretary, Mr Keith Muhakanizi, said yesterday that the ministry will continue to hold meetings using online platforms and that the public should avoid unnecessary visits to the offices.

 

"Interim findings showed at least 21 positive cases have been found so far. We have contacted all the workers in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and put them under medical care. Their immediate close contacts will be subjected to mandatory isolation and quarantine,” he said.

Mr Muhakanizi added that workforce has been scaled down to critical staff to minimise direct contact and maintain zero tolerance to laxity to safety protocols.

Some of the other workplaces that have so far registered Covid-19 cases include; Malaysia Furnishing, Royal Pharma, NRM Secretariat and media houses such as NBS, NTV, BBS, New Vision, among others.

 

On Monday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 2,362 Covid-19 cases, with 99 new cases and two new deaths. The two latest deaths are a 35-year-old female trader from Kikuubo, Kampala, and a 36-year-old male from Kisenyi, a city suburb.Which takes the total number of deaths to recoveries of 22 and 1,248. Many of the cases still exist in Kampala.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Health established collection sites for Covid-19 in Kampala and Wakiso.

These sites include, but are not limited to, Kiswa Health Center IV Bugolobi, Kibuli Hospital, Kiira Health Centre IV, Kasangati Health Centre IV, Kawaala Health Center IV, and Kampala International Hospital.

Dr. Henry Mwebesa, Health Ministry's Director General of Health Services, said checking for warning cases and connections to previously reported cases is free of charge for all persons visiting government health facilities.

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