The ministry of health has clarified that there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in Kampala as alleged on social media.
Earlier, social media had caught fire following a circulating video that Coronavirus had raided one of tenants at Royal Plaza owned by Tycoon Sudhir Rupaleria under Crane Management.
However, it was a lie according to the Health Ministry.
Below is the full statement from the ministry.
Clarification on Rumours of Corona Virus
For Immediate Release:
We would like to clarify that the social media stories making rounds about a confirmed case of COVID 19 in a building owned by the Ruparelia Group are totally false.
Crane Management Services Limited would like to clarify that the social media posts In question are full of falsehoods and relay a misconstrued sot of facts.
While the lady reported therein is a tenant in our property at Royal plaza returned to the country from China a couple of weeks ago, she duly observed tho guidelines recommended by the Ministry of Health by subjecting herself to self isolation.
Since her return she has never exhibited any signs or syrnptoms of the deadly corona virus. To our shock and dismay, a section of the public descended into unfounded suspicion and created an unnecessary scene at the building.
A ministry of health team was quickly dispatched to the scene and tested the lady whose results returned negative.
We as the property management company for the Ruparolia Group of companies undertake all the relevant precautionary measures recommended by the ministry of health.
We hereby clarify to the general public that there is no confirmed case of corona virus that has been reported from the properties managed by Crane Management Services Limited.
The public is advised to contact the ministry of health for further information a d desist from relying on rumours.