By Shamim Nateebwa
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that seven front-line health workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
The confirmed cases include 3 nurses, 2 doctors and 2 senior-level staff.
They have all been admitted to Entebbe Grade B and Mulago National Specialized Hospital and are in stable condition.
According to the ministry’s spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona, a team of experts specialized in Infection, Prevention and Control, Case Management and Psychosocial management are currently in the various places where the health workers tested positive to evaluate the response and investigate what could have led to the unfortunate infection of the health workers.
The Ministry of Health routinely tests health workers based on the high chances of exposure to the virus.
Uganda’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda now stands at 417.
Currently, there are 287 admitted COVID-19 cases in 15 Referral Hospitals in the country.