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69 Quarantined in Magamaga Military Barracks

Capt. George Musinguzi, the UPDF spokesperson in Busoga sub-region says that the contacts have been grouped basing on their closeness with the victim during her stay at the barracks in order to ease monitoring by the standby health team stationed in the barracks premises.

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Sixty-nine people have been quarantined at Magamaga Military barracks after coming into contact with a COVID-19 patient.

The contacts comprise of civilians and UPDF soldiers who interacted with the patient who went to the barracks on Tuesday to nurse her husband who suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.

The patient informed the force’s health team that she has been staying in Bombo military barracks. However, intelligence reports later indicated that although her place of abode is Bombo, the call for nursing the sick husband found her in Singo Barracks where she had stayed for close to 15 days. She is now receiving treatment at the Jinja regional referral hospital isolation centre.

Capt. George Musinguzi, the UPDF spokesperson in Busoga sub-region says that the contacts have been grouped basing on their closeness with the victim during her stay at the barracks in order to ease monitoring by the standby health team stationed in the barracks premises.

He adds that different tents have been set up to create enough space for quarantining the suspects with all the necessary facilities and prevent daily interaction between persons in the barracks and the rest of the community. Meanwhile, the UPDF leadership has already contacted the ministry of health team which is expected to take samples from the suspects within this week.

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Meanwhile, James Shilaku, the Mayuge Resident District Commissioner says that the taskforce has boosted the barracks with a team of health workers who are closely monitoring the suspects.               

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