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50 Quarantined Over Suspected Covid19 Death in Mbale

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Sixteen health workers of Joy Hospice Center in Mbale City and more than 30 people said to be contacts of a female patient who died with Covid19 like symptoms have been quarantined.

The patient, a Kenyan national married to a Ugandan man was picked up from Mabyale Sub County in Namisindwa district and admitted at Joyce Hospice Health Centre where she breathed her last on Wednesday.

Now, the Mbale and Namisindwa District Covid19 surveillance teams have quarantined over 50 people believed to have in contact with the deceased.

The Health Ministry Spokesperson, Emmanuel Ainebyoona indicated on Wednesday that samples had been drawn from the deceased and taken for testing at Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe.

He said the ministry had also dispatched experts to Mbale to carry out further investigations into the death.

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