Watoto Children’s Choir: members in Uganda test positive for coronavirus after tour in the UK


Their cluster brings the country’s total to 44 confirmed cases, said Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng.

Some members of the group of singers were already in government quarantine after their return in mid-March from the UK, Museveni said in a television speech on Tuesday.

Two groups from the famous children’s choir returned from touring the UK and Canada two weeks ago, Watoto Church said on Wednesday. in a report.

Most of the new positive cases have been detected in travelers returning from the UK, according to the country’s Department of Health. No one who has been to Canada has shown symptoms of the virus, said church leaders.

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The two teams, including adult chaperones, were quarantined separately upon their return to Uganda, and some members of the British group were isolated after they began to exhibit “mild symptoms”. The church did not say how many were symptomatic or give details of the cases.

Precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of others in church-run facilities, which help vulnerable children and families, said its leaders.

East African nation authorities have imposed a two-week lockout on a wide range of measures to contain the spread of the virus. Schools have been closed and all social activities in the country have ceased.

Museveni announced additional movement restrictions on Monday, including a complete ban on all movement of vehicles except essential services. The president said it was better to take strong precautionary measures to contain the spread of the virus.

“If we use a hammer to kill a fly (taking too strong a step to deal with a small problem), it will be better than being complacent only to find out later that too many Ugandans are infected and that they die as it happens in other countries, “said Museveni tweet.


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