Ugandans have been cautioned against the way of thinking that COVID-19 doesn’t exist in the Country as cases hit the 1000 mark.

Dr. Monica Musenero, an epidemiologist and also a senior presidential advisor on pandemics says despite all the stringent measures in place by the Ministry of Health the cases have continued to rise which is an indication that it is actually prevalent in Uganda.

Musenero says there is a probability that if the public continues with a similar mindset of the disease, Uganda might reach a 10000 mark faster than it took to hit the 1000 mark.

She says since the lockdown was lifted cases have gradually increased and are still rising regardless of the tonsemberera campaign coupled with hand washing and use of facemasks.

This she attributes to negligence on the part of Ugandans on the existence of the novel virus.

Out of 3,316 samples subjected to COVID-19 tests on Wednesday,23 persons tested positive for the pandemic.
Of this 8were picked from communities among contact 4 from Tororo, 1 Hoima, 1 Luweero, 1 Kyotera, and 1 Arua districts.
12 are from returnees 8 from Afghanistan, 3 DRC, 1 South Sudan, however, all were under quarantine at the time of testing.
Meanwhile, 3 Ugandan truck drivers also tested positive for COVID-19 and arrived through the border points of Mutukula Afoji and  Madi Opendi entry points.
31 foreign truck drivers who tested positive were sent back to their countries of origin.

To date, Uganda has 908 recoveries both Ugandan and foreigners,92 active cases, and 0 deaths.

According to Musenero, if nothing is done to make the public more aware about the disease, today’s milestone might be the beginning of a scenario where more cases will be reported on a daily basis which will lead the country to hitting the 10,000 mark quicker than it took to hit the 1,000.