Toyota Uganda on Monday set her staff home after three staff tested positive for Coronavirus last week
‘‘Last week, some of our staff at our Kampala branch reported feeling unwell with mild flu like symptoms. As a precautionary measure, we requested that they be tested.’’ Toyota Uganda Managing Director, Mahmood Omar said
‘‘Interim results from Ministry of Health have been received and three (3) of our staff have so far tested positive for Covid-19.’’
He added: In the meantime, our Kampala branch at First Street, Industrial area, will be temporarily closed effective today [Monday] as additional steps, as guided by the authorities are put in place and all our staff confirmed in good health. SOP guidelines continue to be followed at our Head office in Namanve Industrial Park as well as the rest of our countrywide branches, which are open.
Meanwhile, The Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed two news COVID-19 deaths in Uganda, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 9. According to the ministry, the two cases are a 27-year old male from Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp in Hoima District who died at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital. The second victim is a 46-year-old male resident of Kampala who died at Nsambya Hospital. The two victims, the ministry says had signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and results from the laboratories confirmed SARS-COV2.
Last week, US Embassy In Kampala called on nationals living and working I Uganda that to take more precautions after ‘discovering’ that Kampala has a lot more COVID-19 cases than those reported