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Uganda-China solidarity: 'Wuhan, hang in there!'

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Added 4th February 2020 08:41 PM

As the epicentre of the spread of the virus, Wuhan, a city in Hubei province, has been the worst affected so far.

Uganda-China solidarity: 'Wuhan, hang in there!'

A show of solidarity: President Museveni and Chinese Ambaassdor Zheng ZhuQiang. (Credit: Chinese Embassy in Uganda

As the epicentre of the spread of the virus, Wuhan, a city in Hubei province, has been the worst affected so far.

GLOBAL HEALTH

President Yoweri Museveni has illustrated Uganda's solidarity with China as the East Asian nation continues to try to deal with the Novel coronavirus.

The new strain of the virus is said to have been first reported in Wuhan, a city in the Chinese province of Hubei.

As the epicentre of the spread of the virus, Wuhan has been the worst affected thus far.

In a show of Uganda's solidarity with China, Museveni took a picture with China's Ambassador to Uganda, Zheng ZhuQiang, with the two holding a placard bearing a message of hope: "#Wuhan Jiayou (Wuhan, hang in there!).

The picture was posted on the embassy's Twitter page.



'Let's ensure our country is safe'


Meanwhile, Uganda, like other countries around the world, is taking precautions to check the penetration of the virus.

On Monday, Uganda's health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng met with Ambassador Zheng ZhuQiang to discuss the coronavirus and "how to support one another to ensure that the citizens of Uganda are protected from this outbreak".

It is understood the health ministry will be screening all travellers since the virus has spread to many other countries. Particularly, travellers from China will be isolated for 14 days for follow up.

"The Ambassador reassured me that the Chinese nationals have been cautioned to be disciplined and follow the health measures," tweeted Minister Aceng.

"I urge the Ugandan business community travelling back from China to adhere to our strict rules of isolation too. Please let's do this willingly to ensure our country is safe.

"I appeal to all of you to wash hands at all times and report any suspected cases to [the] nearest health facility," she added.



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