The coronavirus pandemic has witnessed a surge in cases with nations worldwide opening gradually to ease the economic burden, with several cases of front-line warriors being affected surfacing from across the globe.
On May 31, the Ministry of Health in Uganda said that seven front-line health workers have tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed cases include three nurses, two doctors and two senior level staff. All the affected health workers have been admitted to Entebbe Grade B and Mulago National Specialized Hospital.
The Ministry of Health in Uganda said, “A team of experts specialized in Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC), Case Management and Psychosocial management are currently in the various places where health workers tested positive to evaluate the response and investigate what could have led to the unfortunate infection of the health workers”.
The Ministry of Health in Uganda adds that it has been regularly testing its health officials and workers based on the high chances of exposure to the virus.