11 Ugandan children test positive for COVID-19 as cases jump to 44

A man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus walks in an empty taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on March 26, 2020. PHOTO | BADRU KATUMBA | AFP

At least 11 more Ugandans have tested positive for coronavirus bringing the total number of the country’s confirmed cases to 44. President Museveni on Tuesday said the 11 include members of the Watoto Children’s Choirs who had been quarantined after they returned to the country from the United Kingdom.

“Out of the 176 people tested, 11 of them tested positive and are all children of Watoto Church Choir who are still in quarantine. They picked the disease from outside,” Museveni said in a televised address he convened to clarify on the preventive measures he issued on Monday night against the spread of the virus.

Also confirming the cases were the Ministry of health through a statement by Dr Henry Mwebesa the director general health services.
To date, 1,015 people are under follow up and under institutional quarantine, according to Dr Mwebesa.”A total of 660 contacts to the confirmed cases are under follow up,” he said.