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Uganda has confirmed a first case of the deadly Corona Virus disease, COVID-19 today evening of 21st March 2020.

The confirmed case is a 36 year old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2:00am today, Saturday 21 March 2020 aboard Ethiopian airlines. He presented with symptoms of high fever and poor appetite.

During the screening process at the airport, his temperature was 38.7. This prompted the health teams to isolate him at the airport for further follow up. Subsequent temperatures taken at intervals of 30 minutes and one hour remained the same.

He was evacuated to Entebbe Grade B Hospital for further follow up where a nasal swab was taken for analysis.

The passenger manifest has been retrieved and all contacts are known as we are in position of the passports of all the travelers that came on that plane.

The public is hereby requested to remain calm and vigilant and to report any suspected cases, call our toll-free lines on 0800-203-033 and 0800-100-066.

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