By Felix Twinomugisha
A woman who came from Dubai has today Tuesday March 2020 caused panic at Mitooma Health Centre IV in Mitooma district.
The woman is a resident of Nshenga in Mitooma town council Mitooma district who arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Thursday 19, March 2020 and dodged quarantine.
However, when residents learnt that she had just arrived from the risky city (Dubai), they alerted the police who picked and isolated her at Mitooma central police station, according to the Mitooma RDC Ms Ada Naasima.
Our reporter visited Mitooma Health Centre IV today morning and found the security team led by the RDC and the health team looking for a wider place where they can isolate any other suspected patients since the hospital has no adequate facilities to handle such cases.
The RDC said, the said suspect had not been tested and she was also pending transfer to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital for testing.
At the hospital, there were other two isolated Ugandans, one was a woman who came from Rwanda and a boy who had earlier arrived from Kenya but the RDC said they were to be dispatched since their quarantine period is over and they had no signs.
RDC said they have formed surveillance teams at sub county level and hope these will help them in sensitizing the public and following up the suspects.
On scene, most patients were seen scared and some would be seen peeping the security and health team as they distanced themselves from the small isolation place.
Uganda currently has 9 COVID-19 confirmed cases.
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