Nakawa, Kampala- Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) informs the general public of the confirmation of six (06) cases of COVID-19. Of the six (06) cases, five (05) have been confirmed at UNRA Headquarters, Nakawa Business Park, and one (01) at UNRA Masindi Station Office. The confirmed cases are from 494 samples taken on 19th and 20th August 2020 for which results for 222 samples have been received.
UNRA Management took a decision to conduct testing of staff for COVID-19 as a proactive measure to detect and prevent the spread of the virus and to offer adequate support to staff in a timely manner. Upon confirmation of the mentioned cases, Management, together with the Ministry of Health have since rolled out the respective incident management protocols and the much-needed health support system that will include psychosocial services to our affected members of staff currently under medical care.
We appeal to all our clients and the general public to continue practicing proper health hygiene as advised by the Ministry of Health including regular washing of hands, wearing facemasks, avoiding close contact, and refraining from shaking hands among others.
The Authority pledges full support and cooperation in this regard and remains a dependable partner in the fight against this deadly virus. Together we shall overcome this challenge and defeat COVID-19!
According to the results released today, Uganda confirmed 99 new cases, bringing the cumulative total of confirmed cases to 2,362, and two more deaths were recorded bringing the total of COVID19 deaths to 22.
In a bid to control the fast spread of COVID 19, the government is now resorting to having reduced staff working in departments and agencies at least to 30%.