On Saturday, a police officer attached to Masindi central police station tested positive to COVID-19 during the ongoing health ministry community survey. He has since been transferred to Hoima Regional Referral hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.
Health officials in Masindi district are
busy trying to trace for over 2300 people believed to have come into close contact with a 29-year-old
police detective attached to Masindi Central police station who tested positive
for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) last Saturday.
The police officer attached to
Masindi central police station tested positive to the virus during the ongoing
health ministry community survey. He has since been transferred to Hoima
Regional Referral hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.
The situation compelled the police top
management to replace all the 104 police officers that were manning the Masindi police
station and they have since been put under quarantine at the police barracks
together with their family members as a swift measure taken to
combat the further spread of the pandemic.
Now Dr. Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19
Case Management team in Masindi says they are currently tracing for 2300 people
believed to have been in close contact with the patient before he was
identified. These he says are within Masindi town and other areas within
He says the high risk people will be approached and brought
to the isolation center, while the rest could be monitored from their homes
while in quarantine.
He says currently they have put 67 people
under Institutional quarantine at various places in the district. They include
28 at Masindi hospital, 34 at Masindi Army barracks and 5 at Kabalega secondary
Uganda now has 88 confirmed cases of COVID
-19 of which 52 have been discharged from the various health facilities
across the country where they have been undergoing treatment.