8-month-old whose father returned from Kisumu among new COVID-19 cases in Uganda

Baby whose dad travelled from Kisumu among Uganda Covid-19 cases

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• During a press statement on Wednesday, the Health ministry said they have listed 574 travelers from Dubai, UAE (within the past 14 days) .

President Yoweri Museveni.
President Yoweri Museveni.
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Uganda has confirmed five new coronavirus cases - including an eight-month-old baby whose father recently travelled back from Kisumu, Kenya.

"The child is in hospital here in Iganga.., she is under isolation. But then she has to be cared for," the ministry said.

"...the father of the child had travelled to a neighboring country. We want this information gathered to get a comprehensive situation."

The Ministry of Health said a 57-year-old Ugandan male and a businessman in Adjumani who tested positive for COVID-19 had not travelled anywhere outside the country.

Another person who tested positive was a 63-year-old who travelled from Germany and two Chinese nationals.

During a press statement on Wednesday, the Health ministry said they have listed 574 travelers from Dubai, UAE (within the past 14 days) .

They noted that a total of 1,230 identified high-risk travelers are under follow up;

“764 (62%) of these are under institutional quarantine while 466 (38%) under self-isolation. A cumulative total of 1,431 high-risk travelers completed their 14 days of follow-up.

This comes after three of the new Covid-19 cases recorded in Rwanda are travellers from Kenya.

The Rwanda Health ministry  noted that Rwanda has recorded 36 cases since the outbreak.