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Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Hit 870

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Four of the confirmed cases are among drivers that were picked from different points of entry while seven cases were picked from communities in Tororo and Koboko
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The number of COVID-19 cases reported in the country has risen to 870, after 11 samples tested positive for the disease.

Four of the confirmed cases are among drivers that were picked from different points of entry, while seven cases were picked from communities in Tororo and Koboko.

The rise in cases comes as the number of complaints the health ministry is getting concerning the state of quarantine and isolation centers at designated places is also increasing.

The recent complaint was made over the weekend by a patient at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. In a video that is circulating on social media sites, the patient says that the living conditions at the female treatment ward are intolerable. She says they lack running water, the bathrooms are in a poor state and they sleep on a ward with children.

Previous complaints made about quarantine centers were similar to the Masaka complaint.

Dr Richard Mugahi, the head of COVID-19 quarantine centers in the country says that the centers are not hotels that can offer residents a comfortable experience.

"These are classrooms that have been turned into rooms. They have the bare minimum. We cannot offer a four course meal like some hotels do. That is beyond our ability. We give what we can afford," said Dr Mugahi.

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