21 Finance Ministry Officials Test Positive For Covid-19

At least 21 staff at the Ministry of Finance  have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the cases grow among different private and public agencies.

Finance staff under-went mandatory COVID-19 test on August 19. Test results, according to a letter by the Secretary to the treasury Keith Muhakanizi shows that 21 of the staff members had the virus.

Muhakanizi said “they have contacted the affected staff and placed them under medical care.”

He added that their immediate “close contacts will be subjected to mandatory isolation and quarantined in line with the ministry of Finance safety and procedures and ministry of Health guidelines.”

On Monday, the Ministry of Health announced 99 cases, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 2,362. At least 22 people have died from the virus in Uganda. Some 1,248 people have recovered. urn


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