By our reporter
A truck driver who has been under treatment at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital after he tested positive for Coronavirus has been discharged after a full recovery.
Daudi Noir Abdu the Kenyan truck driver was last month intercepted at Cyanika border post as he returned from Rwanda and taken to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital after testing positive for the contagious coronavirus.
He was first tested on April 19th at Malaba border post t between Uganda and Kenya and was on April 21st intercepted at Cyanika border Post in Kisoro and admitted at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital on April 23rd 2020 where he was tested again the results also came in he was negative on May 5th, 9th and 10th they decided that he has now fully recovered and they decided to discharge him.
Kabale Regional Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr.Sophie Namasope said that the patient is the first to be treated at the hospital adding that they decided to discharge him yesterday Wednesday May 13th 2020, after testing negative.
Dr Namasope also said that all his contacts have all tested negative thus thanked the District Task Force who provided food for the patient who could not eat local foods since he is Kenyan.
Kabale RDC Darious Nandinda who was present at the discharge said that pan African-ism being one of the four pillars of the NRM government, they could not send the patient back to his home country as many people had wanted.
Nandinda added that East African brotherhood and good relationship between Uganda and Kenya could not let them send him back to Kenya but they had to treat him till he healed.
Noir said that at first when he was brought in hospital he was scared as he was in a foreign country but along the way the health workers begun treating him and he got settled as they were looking after him well.
The total confirmed cases in the country stand at 139 with 61 recoveries and no deaths yet.
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