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Returnee From India Tests Positive for COVID-19

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This is the second time this week that a returnee has tested positive for the disease. On Monday, a returnee from South Africa tested positive for the disease. The returnee is believed to have returned on July 4,2020
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Eight people have tested positive for COVID-19. Among those that tested positive yesterday is one Indian national who is a resident in Uganda.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,051.
This is the second time this week that a returnee has tested positive for the disease. On Monday, a returnee from South Africa tested positive for the disease. The returnee is believed to have returned on July 4, 2020.

According to the health ministry, the returnee was under going quarantine at the time they were tested. They were tested after they developed COVID-19 symptoms of a headache.

As of today, over 900 Ugandans and foreign nationals who are residents in the country have returned home. Twenty eight have so far tested positive for the disease. The travelers who have tested positive returned from; Afghanistan, DR Congo, South Sudan, India and South Africa.

Another group of returnees is expected to start returning on July 18,2020 from the United States and Qatar. The health ministry says the returnees will have to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine where they will undergo COVID-19 testing at  least twice.

A total of 2,405 samples were tested yesterday. The other seven positive samples were from two alerts from Kampala and Kagadi districts, while the five contacts that tested positive where from Amuru and Lamwo.

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