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By Mulengera Reporter

Power distributor Umeme Limited has temporarily closed its Lugogo Office after three of its staff tested positive for Covid19, according to results for samples Lacent Laboratories officials had taken from all the staff as a way of preventing the spread of Coronavirus in case any of them was already infected and asymptomatic.

When Ministry of Health (MoH) officials released results from tests carried out on Tuesday, three cases were confirmed from the Lugogo Technical Centre in Industrial Area Kampala, prompting the company to suspend operations at this workplace. Umeme Spokesperson Peter Kaujju says the Lugogo Office will be closed to the public for two days to allow health officials disinfect the premises. He urged clients to use available online channels to remotely reach staff for inquiries.



In a statement issued today September 16, Kaujju said Umeme had spoken to the infected staff as well as their families about the results, before referring them to a reliable health facility for treatment. Working with Umeme, MoH has already started on the process of tracing contacts. Cases have been registered in other workplaces including at the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP), New Vision and NIRA, among others.


Meanwhile, Uganda recorded 143 coronavirus cases from tests done on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 5,206 since the first case was reported in March. With recoveries standing at 2,404, a total of 2,802 are undergoing treatment. Two more deaths were also registered, meaning that the country’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 60. The two deaths were from Mbale and Soroti Districts.

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