Uganda Martyrs University (Nkozi) senior lecturer is under mandatory institutional quarantine after returning from the United Kingdom that’s classified as a “Category 1” country by World Health Organisation (WHO).
Campus Bee learned that Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, a lecturer in Ethics and Research Methodology in Uganda Martyrs University has been quarantined in Ntinda, a Kampala Suburb, in Arch Apartments after returning from the UK last week. Ssentongo says that he is not allowed to see his family or give them luggage that her carried from the UK.
“Military officers come here every morning to take our temperatures,” Ssentongo said. He says that they were transferred from Entebbe Inn, after decrying poor conditions of the Hotel that was identified by the Ministry of Health for all those undergoing mandatory institutional quarantine to Ntinda.
Uganda currently has nine confirmed cases of Coronavirus and the patients, all Ugandan citizens, are being treated at Entebbe Grade B hospital.
The coronavirus outbreak first came to light in December last year in China, and at least 101,828 people worldwide have been infected, with 3,483 dead by yesterday.
Coronavirus first presents as flu and cough and eventually grows into respiratory complications and high fever. It is spread through contact with an infected person.
Uganda follows different countries around the world that have instituted safeguards against the spread of the virus, and has in recent weeks only advised travellers from such countries to go into self-isolation for 14 days when they arrive in Uganda. After 14 days without exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, one is declared free of it.