The Ugandan government is testing all its ministers for the coronavirus as the the health ministry spokesperson revealed they will be screened every two weeks because of their frequent movements across the country.
79 officials had been previously been tested but none were positive but staff of the country’s Prime Minister (PM) are also being tested
Also, the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has announced he is self-isolating for 14 days after some of his close contacts tested positive for coronavirus. Though he cleared the air that his own test was negative.
The 72-year-old PM chairs the national task force for Covid-19, his responsibilities have been delegated to the first deputy prime minister Moses Ali.
Uganda currently has 593 cases of Covid-19 but no single death has been recorded in the country of about 45 million people.
Tourists’ Attraction on Fire
Media reports confirmed that an important cultural heritage site in the East African country caught fire.
Firefighters fought the blaze at the Kasubi Tombs site where four Ugandan regional kings are buried and minimal damage was effected.
Fire guts structure at Kasubi Tombs
The Fire brigade is seen trying to put out a fire at one of the structures, at Kasubi Tombs. #VisionUpdates
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