The chairperson of the National Physical Planning Board says she has tested positive for Covid-19 as Uganda’s confirmed cases continue to rise.
Ms Amanda Ngabirano said Sunday that she suspected she got infected from Lira District in northern Uganda where she had travelled.
“My sense of smell is back. Now I can enjoy my fish. However I tested positive for COVID-19. I don’t know how we shall survive this virus! It’s allover I guess. I trace mine from Lira. So my dear contacts please make sure to test and protect your family, friends and workmates,” the urban and regional planner posted on her social media platforms.
Amanda who doubles as Makerere University lecturer added that she had no other symptoms so far.
“…and I pray my body successfully fights it as I self-isolate. Let’s do our best to stay safe…the Thing is real!!” She added.
The development comes just hours after the ministry of health reported 97 new Covid-19 infections as number of confirmed cases on Sunday rose to 2,263.
The new cases include 90 contacts and alerts from Kampala (59), Wakiso (11), Buikwe( 6), Luweero (3), Namisindwa (3), Mukono (2), Jinja (2), Kabale (1), Amuru (1), Oyam (1), Tororo (1), returnee from Mali (1).
There were also six truck drivers from points of entry; two who arrived at Malaba, two at Busia, one at Mpondwe and another from Padea.
“10 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted,” Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general health services at the ministry of health said.
At least 1,226 people who previously tested positive have recovered and been discharged from hospital since March 21 when the first case was confirmed in Uganda.