Uganda COVID-19 First Patient Steadily Improving - Ministry of Health Announces

Posted on Mar 23, 2020
By LTAuthor

Ministry of Health has announced her first COVID-19 patient steadily improving after tested positive on his return on Saturday from Dubai.

Uganda confirmed her first case of COVID-19 a few minutes past midnight on Saturday and the Ministry of Health said he is a 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2:00 am on March 21, 2020 aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

During a press briefing today, Dr Joyce Moriku, the State Minister for Primary healthcare, said the patient has shown signs of improvement. The patient is still receiving treatment at Entebbe Grade B Hospital.

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport on Saturday, the now recovering patient presented with symptoms of high fever and poor appetite during screening at the airport, posting 38 degrees. This prompted health officials at the airport to get samples from him. Samples were then taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute where the patient was tested positive for the Coronavirus

While addressing the media today, Moriku said that all the other people who travelled with the patient had all been traced and put under institutional quarantine.

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