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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

63 samples tested on 1st April 2020 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute all confirmed negative for COVID 19.

63 samples tested on 1st April 2020 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute all confirmed negative for COVID 19, according to the Minister of Health Dr Ruth Aceng.

So far Uganda has a total of 44 confirmed cases of COVID 19. All the 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases are in stable condition at Mulago National Specialized Hospital, Entebbe Grade B Hospital, Adjumani and Hoima Hospitals.

Over 1,500 tests have been carried out with a total of 1,002 under institutional quarantine. The Ministry is also following up on 695 people who have been in contact with the confirmed cases.

 Uganda has NOT registered any COVID-19 related deaths.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Acen will address the nation on Thursday 02nd April,2020 at 10:00am to provide comprehensive update on the COVID-19 response in Uganda.

The ministry continues to appeal to the general population to remain calm but vigilant and practice preventive measures that include washing hands with soap and water or using an alcoholic based hand rub at least three times a day, maintaining a social distance of at least 4 meters and one has flue like symptoms, should cover the nose and mouth with a mask.