By Aggrey Twesigye
10 students in Mbarara district have tested positive to COVID 19 amidst re-closure of schools by the president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
According to Mbarara RCC Col. James Mwesigye 7 of the victims are from Maryhill High School while the other three are Pupils of Parenting Primary School.
Mwesigye however, dismissed false reports that had earlier circulated on social media claiming that 92 students at Maryhill High School had tested positive with the virus.
“Those who are saying that there are 92 cases of Covid-19 at Maryhill High School are creating anxiety but there are only 7 cases that tested positive at the school and three at Parenting Primary School in Mbarara and they are not in critical condition,” Mr Mwesigye said.
Mean while, Mbarara regional referral hospital director, Dr. Celestine Barigye said the virus situation in Ankole sub region is bad as 19 people are admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while more than 60 cases are under home based care.
“We now have 19 Covid-19 patients in the hospital and they are all in critical condition. Of course, we have relatives to the doctors and one of the doctors at the referral is also sick. There are some other health workers sick and Covid is everywhere as many people have been infected,” Dr Barigye added.
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