Buikwe district COVID-19 task force has decided to close Najjembe road side market after 3 people from this district were confirmed to be positive with coronavirus.
Najjembe market is located along Kampala – Jinja high away in the middle of Mabira forest and its common for roasted chicken and other refreshments which travelers usually stopover to enjoy on their journey.
In a meeting held today by district COVID-19 task force members decided to close it after ministry of health confirming that 3 more from Buikwe district have tested positive of this virus.
According to Buikwe district health officer Richard Serunkuma Bbosa says that in total the district has 21 positive cases, 1 recovery and 16 are in institutional quarantine.
Below are the results from Ministry of Health on COVID-19 tested on 2nd, June, 2020.
Results from samples tested on 02 June 2020 confirm 18 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 507.
🔺4 new cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu
🔺2 new cases are from Malaba
🔺12 cases are among alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases; 8 from Amuru, 3 from Buikwe and 1 from Kyotera districts.
🔹Additionally, 21 positive foreign truck drivers (13 Kenyans, 3 Tanzanians, 4 Eritreans and 1 Congolese) were handed over to their country of origin
🔸Total Recoveries: 82
🔹Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 774
🔸Samples from alerts and contacts: 312
🔹Total samples tested today: 1,086
Do you have a story in your community or an opinion to share with us: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp +256774034989
For any financial support for this news website you can contribute on +256704290651