Drama ensued at Kabale Referral Hospital in Uganda after a Kenyan truck driver who tested positive for coronavirus was admitted at the facility.
Some of the patients at the facility expressed fear of contracting the disease, hence, they opted to flee after
A patient by the name Mable Tumuranzye who spoke to the publication stated that she was looking after her ill husband at the hospital.
She stated that she and her husband would be leaving to avoid contracting the virus.
“I’d rather die at home of something else than Covid-19,” she stated.
Another patient at the facility Posiano Tindikahwa said he had taken his son to Kabale hospital, over 550KM south of the country.
She decided to visit another facility after hearing of the case.
The hospital’s chairman, Patrick Besigye, however, urged patients at the hospital to be calm and noted that the isolation unit was far from the other wards.
“Am asking the people not to be scared the situation is under control the patient has been put in an isolation ward that is far away from the usual wards,” Besigye was quoted as saying.
The Kenyan diver Daudi Noir Ali is said to have been intercepted at Cyanika Border town between Uganda and Rwanda.
At the time, he is said to have been transiting back to Kenya with his turnboy, Issiak Abdiwahab, who has since been placed in quarantine.
According to the Worldometer’s tally on April 25, the number of coronavirus infections in Africa was 28,351 and the deaths was 1,301.
The virus had affected at least 2,847,238 people by April 25.