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Uganda isolates four foreigners over coronavirus fears

Travellers undergo health checks at the EntebbeUganda has quarantined four foreign nationals at the Entebbe Hospital after presenting flu and cough symptoms, the Health ministry said on Monday.
Without disclosing their nationalities, senior public relations officer at the ministry, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, said the foreigners were picked up from the Entebbe International Airport by the health surveillance teams.  
“Samples have been collected and are being tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI). We will inform the public accordingly,” he said.
Mr Ainebyoona urged calm and advised that members of the public follows preventive measures, reiterating that Uganda has no confirmed case of the Covid-19 disease.
Coronavirus, which emerged from China late last year, has killed more than 3,000 people globally and spread to over 60 countries as at Monday.
The virus, which symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties symptoms, has now infected more than 88,000 people.

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