Elly Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Byakatonda was transferred on the recommendation from the Health Ministry following a request by Metropolitan Yonah Lwanga, the Orthodox Archbishop of Uganda.
The Orthodox Archbishop
in Charge of Burundi and Rwanda, Metropolitan Innocentious Byakatonda who was
quarantined together with 95 other people at Kirigime Guest House in Kabale
district over the weekend has been relocated to Kampala.
Byakatonda was moved
to Kampala on Tuesday evening after spending two days at Kirigime Guest House. He
will now be isolated separately at Grand Global Hotel.
Byakatonda was travelling
together with 95 others aboard two Jaguar buses from Rwanda to Uganda when they
were intercepted by security and health officials in Kabale district for the
mandatory quarantine against the corona virus pandemic.
During the quarantine,
our reporter observed Alfred Besigensi, the Kabale District Health Officer and
Health Workers from Kabale Regional Referral Hospital giving special
attention to Byakatonda when he informed them that he was diabetics.
They also directed the
management of Kirigime Guest House to prepare for him a special meal which corresponds
to his health. On Tuesday evening, Byakatonda was relocated to Kampala
when his health deteriorated.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi
Region Police Spokesperson, says Byakatonda was transferred on the
recommendation from the Health Ministry following a request by Metropolitan Yonah
Lwanga, the Orthodox Archbishop of Uganda.
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Byakatonda hailed the government for the good care he received while in quarantine
at Kirigime Guest House.
He called upon the public to pray for the end of the corona
virus pandemic and called on other passengers to be patient and abide by the
corona virus prevention guidelines issued by the Health Ministry.
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Uganda has since
confirmed 9 corona virus patients, all of them Ugandan nationals who had just
returned from Dubai, United Arab Emirates-UAE.