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Eleven COVID-19 Suspects Test Negative in Soroti

Soroti Regional Referral Hospital Director Dr Michael Muwanga says that eight persons have remained under institutional quarantine at Soroti Comprehensive Nursing School while one person presenting with signs and symptoms of the virus is in isolation at the TB Unit.
Soroti RRH Medical Ward.

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Eleven out the thirteen covid-19 suspects at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital have tested negative to the virus.  

The thirteen are among the 37 residents who returned home from other countries in March and were put under institutional quarantine. They include the eight municipal officers who visited Sweden for official duties.

Soroti Regional Referral Hospital Director Dr Michael Muwanga says that eight persons have remained under institutional quarantine at Soroti Comprehensive Nursing School while one person presenting with signs and symptoms of the virus is in isolation at the TB Unit.

He notes that the group is under close observation by the medics after receiving medical supplies from the Ministry of Health. The hospital was furnished with 200 respirators and several other protective gears including overalls, aprons, gumboots and gloves among others. 

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There has been a lot of anxiety among members of the community in Teso regarding relatives who returned home following the outbreak of the virus. Some have been attacked in their homes and others threatened, forcing the security agencies to quarantine them.

William Wilberforce Tukei, the Soroti Resident District Commissioner says that the majority of the community in Soroti has adhered to Presidential Guidelines on the prevention of Coronavirus.

Tukei, who chairs the district task force, however, notes that the major challenge has been registered with persons seeking clearance to use their vehicles.

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