The Seychelles and Eritrea are now the only countries in Africa not to have reported a Covid-19 death, according to John Hopkins University data.
The patient was a 33-year-old Ugandan woman, from Namisindwa District, who was admitted to hospital on July 15 and treated for severe pneumonia after suffering Covid-19 symptoms. She died on July 21, the Ministry of Health said on Twitter on Thursday.
So far 30 of her contacts have been traced and placed under quarantine by local health authorities, the ministry said. They will be monitored for 14 days and tested for the virus.
“The listed contacts so far include family members, and healthcare workers. The process of contact identification and listing is still ongoing, and we believe the number of contacts may increase as the extensive epidemiological investigation evolves,” the ministry added.
Stringent lockdown restrictions
A member of parliament, Francis Zaake was arrested for providing relief to members of his constituents.
The Wamala region police spokesperson, Ms Rachel Kawala confirmed in a response to queries from local press that the MP was arrested on allegations of distributing food items to constituents in contravention of the president’s directives.