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Four New COVID-19 Cases Recorded

Despite the low number of recorded cases, health officials say that people should not think that the disease is being defeated. Dr Monica Musenero, an epidemiologist and a senior presidential advisor on epidemics says that the country is yet to feel the impact of the disease.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda has risen to 893 after four cases tested positive for the disease from samples drawn on Monday. This is the lowest number of cases that have been reported in a single day over the last two months.

Three of the confirmed cases were picked from communities in Amuru and Kyotera while one case was picked from a truck driver entering the country through the Malaba point of entry.

Despite the low number of recorded cases, health officials say that people should not think that the disease is being defeated. Dr Monica Musenero, an epidemiologist and a senior presidential advisor on epidemics says that the country is yet to feel the impact of the disease.

"People have not yet felt this disease because we locked down early. But that does not mean that we are safe. We are not safe. With community cases being reported, we are about to experience what COVID-19 really is," Dr Musenero said.

The World Health Organisation warned on Monday that COVID-19 is not close to being over. The warning comes at a time when countries like China that seemed to have defeated the disease are reporting increases in cases on a daily basis.

While over 10.4 million people have been infected as of today morning, scientists warn that the certain parts of the world like Africa that are nearing the 400,000 reported case mark are yet to experience the worst. Case modelling that has been carried out by WHO shows that as many as 40 million people could be infected on the continent.

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