The two are Doreen Mirembe Juliet a second year student of Bachelor of Teacher Education, who has been in Intensive Care Unit-ICU at Victoria Hospital in Bukoto and Atwine Sharon, a nursery teacher, in the Department of Psychology.
A letter from the Director Human Resource, Richard Keuber Manano
A staff member and student of Kyambogo
University have succumbed to the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The University administration confirmed that Doreen Mirembe Juliet, a second year student of Bachelor of Teacher Education who
has been in Intensive Care Unit-ICU at Victoria Hospital in Bukoto and Sharon Atwine, a teacher in the Department of Psychology had died.
the Director Human Resource, Richard Keuber Manano, in his communication to
Kyambogo University community, Atwine was to be buried today in Kabingo Rwanshetsya Bushenyi District.
deaths have come at a time when Kyambogo University witnessed a spike in
COVID-19 infections among non teaching, teaching staff and students.
Recently, the University Management, followed advice from
a team of health experts led by Dr. Monica Musenero -Senior Presidential Adviser
on Epidemics and Pandemic and suspended all the physical classes and other
activities for a period of two weeks.
Professor Eli Katunguka Rwakishaya, the Vice Chancellor
of the University while addressing the media last week about the COVID-19 situation
in Kyambogo, said that the management was worried because of the overwhelming
numbers of cases and that most students had cough and flu.
Prof. Katunguka further said that there was failure
of most Kyambogo community members to adhere to COVID-19 SOPs.
Grace Meregurwa, the Director of Health Services at
Kyambogo University last week announced that they had over 50 COVID-19 positive
cases of students and eight staff members.