By Felix Twinomugisha
Ankole region made up of 12 districts where president Museveni is born yesterday registered its first case ofÂ Covid 19.
The victimÂ ,a Ugandan truck driver who tested positive for Corona virus last week has been intercepted at the Uganda-Rwanda border in Ntungamo District and isolated at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
The 32-year-old truck driver, who was on his way to Rwanda, had left his sample at Malaba border last Thursday, May 12. It later turned out positive and when he arrived at Mirama hills border on his return journey on Sunday, May 17, 2020, he was picked up by the Ugandan authorities for isolation.
The Director of Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Celestine Barigye said that this is the first confirmed case in Ankole region and would be the first isolation COVID-19 case at the hospital.
Dr. Barigye however said while the hospital was prepared to host COVID-19 cases only 50 beds are available at the hospital isolation.
He said due to more suspicious environment at Mirama border, a gene expert machine will soon be employed at the border to test drivers coming in and have the results out in a short time.
In his remarks, the RDC Mbarara James Mwesigye who doubles as the chairman Mbarara Corona virus task force appealed to general public to cover their mouth and nose with masks to reduce on the spread of the Virus.
He added that anyone who will come to Mbarara not wearing masks will be put in quarantine for 14 days.
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