Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) confirms six (6) cases of COVID-19 among their staff and ministry of finance, planning and economic development confirming 21 cases as well.
Of the six (6) cases, five (5) have been confirmed at UNRA Headquarters, Nakawa Business Park and one (01) at UNRA Masindi Station Office. The confirmed cases are from 494 samples taken on 19th and 20th August 2020 for which results for 222 samples have been received.
UNRA Management took a decision to conduct testing of staff for COVID-19 as a proactive measure to detect and prevent the spread of the virus and to offer adequate support to staff in a timely manner. Upon confirmation of the mentioned cases, Management, together with the Ministry of Health have since rolled out the respective incident management protocols and the much needed health support system that will include psychosocial services to our affected members of staff currently under medical care.
The finance, planning and economic development ministry has also released a statement confirming 21 of its staff for testing positive of the pandemic.
The ministry says tests were carried out on the 19th and 20th August respective from the staff members.
We appeal to all our clients and the general public to continue practicing proper health hygiene as advised by the Ministry of Health including regular washing of hands, wearing facemasks, avoiding close contact and refraining from shaking hands among others.
The Authority pledges full support and cooperation in this regard and remains a dependable partner in the fight against this deadly virus. Together we shall overcome this challenge and defeat COVID-19!
Uganda today confirmed 99 new cases, bringing the cumulative total of confirmed cases to 2,362 and two more deaths were recorded bringing the total of COVID19 deaths to 22.