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RED ALERT: NRM top employees test positive for Coronavirus

KAMPALA- As Coronavirus continue to ravage the Country and world over, two staff at the ruling NRM party secretariat have tested positive for the scourge.

The news of positive tests was on Wednesday afternoon July 29th 2020 disclosed by the party secretary General M/s Kasule Lumumba in a tweet.

“This morning, two of our key staff at the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party secretariat tested positive for COVID-19 and have been admitted to the hospital for proper care.

“We are working with the technical people and further guidance will be given in due course. I urge everyone to stay alert, healthy, and safe,” Lumumba said.

Earlier today, the ministry of Health indicated that the country had registered five new Coronavirus cases, four of whom being from alerts.

“Of the five confirmed cases, four are alerts from Kampaal Metropolitan Area while one is a contact to previously confirmed cases. The contact was under quarantine at the time of testing,” the statement from Dr.Henry Mwenesa, the Director General Health Services said.

Uganda has now registered 1140 cumulative cases and two deaths whereas 1028 have fully recovered and discharged from various hospitals around the country.

The development comes barely a day after President Museveni said he feared he had contracted the virus, prompting him to go for testing.

“I apologize for the hoarse voice, I had some sore throat. My first fear was that I had got coronavirus, so I called the doctors to take a sample,” he said on Tuesday at the NRM electoral commission headquarters in Kyadondo where he was officially nominated as the party presidential flag bearer in the forthcoming election.

Museveni said his sample was taken on Sunday for Coronavirus and “the results confirmed that he was negative.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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