By Our reporter
Uganda has confirmed its first case of coronavirus.
Health Minister, Dr Ruth Aceng on Sunday morning said the confirmed case is a 36-year-old male resident of Kibuli, Kakungulu zone in Kampala, who had travelled to Dubai on March 17, 2020 for a business trip.
He reportedly returned to Uganda on March 21, 2020 at around 2 am aboard Ethiopian airlines.
During the screening process at Entebbe Airport, his temperature was said to be at 38.7.
“This prompted the health team at the airport 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 patient is in stable condition but remains under isolation at Entebbe Grade B hospital,” Dr Aceng said in a statement released at 12am on Sunday.
The confirmed case presented with high fever and poor appetite. He is not coughing neither did he have flu, according to Dr Aceng.
â€œHowever, the persistent fever prompted the health workers to isolate him.
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