By our reporter
Uganda has registered four more new cases of COVID 19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 18.
This was this morning revealed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, in a message to Countrymen, Countrywomen and the Bazukulu.
In full, the President wrote, â€œI thank all of you for embracing the measures we announced to control the Corona Virus.
â€œAlthough it is too early to accurately determine whether we are defeating the virus or not, I have some good news in as far as fighting is concerned.
â€œThe good news is that yesterday but one, the 25th of March, 104 returnees from Dubai or their associates were tested for the virus and they were all negative,â€ said Museveni.
He added â€œYesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only 4 tested positive.
â€œThese 4 had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine. They have been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
â€œIt seems, therefore, that the efforts of identifying by temperature monitoring at the airport, quarantining the people on whom thereâ€™s some suspicion and tracing the ones who escaped from the quarantine is working well.
â€œFortunately, as we can see, many of the people are negative.
â€œThe other good news is that the 14 people who are hospitalized at Entebbe, Mulago and Masaka with the virus are responding well to the treatment and seem to be improving,â€ he noted.