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Uganda confirms the 1st corona virus patient

Uganda confirms the 1st corona virus patient

It is four days since the president's directive on the closer of all Universities, Schools and Tertiary institutions to reduce the fast spread of Corona virus. Uganda has today fallen a victim and is also counted among those countries affected with Corona virus. This was confirmed today by the Minister of Health (Jane Ruth Aceng).

The affected is a male Ugandan citizen 36 years of age who had traveled to Dubai for shopping on the 17th of March 2020. He traveled when he was well and on coming back, he had some symptoms of the virus ie: high fever and loss of appetite. The patient had no flue and cough but on suspecting him, a blood sample was picked from him and taken to the virus research institute where the sample tested positive with Corona virus.

This caused the call for another president's national press address which is to take place today the 22nd of March 2020 at 4pm. Stay posted for any other updates.

Uganda is advised to continue taking the following precautions to avoid the quick spread of the virus.

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Coronavirus Help Guide

Coronavirus Help Guide

After Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania confirmed to have had patients with the Novel Coronavirus, Uganda is at a high risk of being attacked by the same disease. All Ugandan's are advised to take a keen eye and take some of the following precautions to avoid the spread of the disease.

Will I die if I catch the disease?

No!

  • Almost 80% of people have mild symptoms and recover from the disease in 2 weeks.
  • Most of the symptoms can be treated with timely medical care.
  • Risk of death is only higher in older people (above an age of ~60 years) and people with pre-existing health conditions.
  • Older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness.
  • Most coronavirus led illnesses are generally mild, especially for children and young adults.
  • Coronavirus has "high infectivity but low mortality rate between 2-3% 

 

What are those symptoms of coronavirus?

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Difficult in breathing
  • shortness of breath

These are like common cold or flue and may appear 2-14 days of exposure.