Three Chinese nationals in Mukono have been isolated after returning
from China two weeks ago.
The Chinese are Zhong Hing, Wany Wen Xi and Ni Side, workers at
China Star Limited a factory producing iron bars in Seeta Mukono Municipality. They were isolated on Wednesday at their respective homes in Mukono.
The Ministry of Health Spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona, says that they have decided to
isolate them as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.
Ainebyoona notes that the Ministry of Health surveillance officers will continue
monitoring the Chinese to find out if they have the signs and symptoms of the
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He adds that they will be isolated for two weeks and if they don’t have the
symptoms, they will be allowed to resume work.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said that 220 travellers to Uganda from
China were isolated in their homes.
They include Chinese Nationals and Ugandans who arrived in the
country between Sunday and Tuesday.
According to the Ministry, they are being monitored by health officials
in their homes in case they develop further symptoms that are associated with
The people who have been isolated will be surveyed on a daily basis by health
According to the World Health Organization-WHO, more than 40,000
cases have been confirmed and more than 1,000 deaths have been recorded.
Outside China, 319 confirmed cases from 24 countries have been
reported since the outbreak was declared.