Covid-19: Masaka quarantined residents test negative

Health workers (right) at Masaka Regional Refferal Hospital talking to some of the quarantined people on arrival at the facility on March 22, 2020 PHOTO BY AMBROSE MUSASIZI

Seven (7) individuals who were at the ends of the week put under isolate at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital subsequent to introducing signs and side effects like those of coronavirus have finally tested negative.

According to the district health officer, Dr. Stuart Musisi, the results of the blood samples from the quarantines which were taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) Entebbe have tested Coronavirus free.

The quarantined people, all Ugandan nationals-three men and four women, reportedly entered into the country from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) through Entebbe International airport on March 17, 18, 20, and 21 respectively.

“We have received results of the seven people isolated at our centre and they have all tested negative for COVID-19 but we are still holding them as we continue to monitor their condition,” Dr Musisi said.

It is allegedly said that some of the Covid-19 free individals. were already under self-quarantine at their residents where they were picked by security personnel in Masaka on Sunday in dread of putting their relatives in danger.

It is required by the Ministry of Health, that all travellers must undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated isolation places at their own costs.

Masaka Hospital Director, Dr Nathan Onyachi has encouraged individuals to be progressively careful and follow the set thwart the infectious infection.

“We ask individuals to persistently wash their hands with cleanser and abstain from shaking hands. In the event that there is any presumed case, let them educate us in time with the goal that we can offer direction,” he included.

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