Ugandan military joins fight against spread of COVID-19

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A general view shows an empty church as a camera crew records a live broadcast of the Catholic mass at the Rubaga Cathedral amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kampala, Uganda, March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
A general view shows an empty church as a camera crew records a live broadcast of the Catholic mass at the Rubaga Cathedral amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kampala, Uganda, March 22, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

The Ugandan military has deployed team of doctors in the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the east African country.

Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, deputy military spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone on Wednesday that the military is under obligation to respond to emergencies.

Akiiki said the army has formed a task force that will join the national task force in the fight against COVID-19. Uganda currently has nine confirmed cases of COVID-19.

“We are going to be working closely with the ministry of health to win this war like we won wars on Ebola and other epidemics,” said Akiiki.

A team of medical military personnel were last week dispatched to Entebbe International Airport, Entebbe Grade B Hospital and hotels where travelers arriving into the country are being quarantined.

Uganda has so far registered 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the government fears more cases may be recorded after some cases interacted with the public.

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