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Nickson Kabuye, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner and Chairperson of the COVID19 Taskforce, those discharged were cleared by the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI.
Sembabule School of Comprehensive Nursing and Midwifery that was gazetted at a Quarantine area for Sembabule district

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Eighteen out of the 21 COVID19 suspects have been discharged from the institutional quarantine at Sembabule School of Nursing and Midwifery in Sembabule Town council. The eight were discharged after testing negative for the deadly virus.

Nickson Kabuye, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner and Chairperson of the COVID19 Taskforce, those discharged were cleared by the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI. According to information obtained by URN, five of the suspects were returnees from the United Arab Emirates-UAE, four from Rwanda while five are primary contacts. 

Four others are community members who were dragged to the quarantine when they presented with symptoms akin to those of COVID19. Kabuye says their health team collected nose and throat swab samples to UVRI Entebbe, which turned out negative.

Despite being released from the isolation center, the group is afraid of stigmatisation by their respective communities. One of the men discharged from the quarantine and resident of Lwemiyaga Sub County has asked security to work out a plan to ensure their safety from the community that is likely to receive them with a lot of suspicions.

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Mathias Kintu Musoke, the Sembabule Deputy Resident District Commissioner, says they will use their public health education teams to sensitise the public against stigmatising those discharged from quarantine. Musoke has on the other hand asked residents to remain vigilant and report any suspected cases in their areas, saying there are several other UAE returnees still hiding in the area.   

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Cue out; …..tuli wamu n’abantu.”// On Friday, five new suspects were admitted to the Isolation Centre on Wednesday. The World Health Organisation recommends continuous follow up on all discharged suspects to rule out possibilities of infection that went undetected.