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Relief: Kanungu coronavirus suspect turns negative

By Caleb Bahikaho

Added 16th March 2020 05:48 PM

In a tweet, the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Diana Atwine, said the results from the suspected case from Kanungu, who presented with signs and symptoms similar to COVID 19 have tested negative.

Relief: Kanungu coronavirus suspect turns negative

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In a tweet, the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Diana Atwine, said the results from the suspected case from Kanungu, who presented with signs and symptoms similar to COVID 19 have tested negative.

CORONAVIRUS

A tour guide in Kanungu who turned himself with signs resembling Coronavirus signs on Saturday can breathe with a sigh of relief after the results turned out negative at the virus research institute.

There was a panic in Kanungu and neighbouring district of Rukungiri since the news broke out that a suspected coronavirus patient was found in Kihihi and was in an isolation ward.

The Kanungu deputy RDC, Emmy Ngabirano, said they have been monitoring the suspect and was steadily improving and all his family members were okay, without any sign of the coronavirus.

The Kanungu health officer, Besisira Kato, said on Monday that results from virus research institute arrived at around 2:15 pm and were negative.

"We are happy that our suspect has no coronavirus but still I call upon all the people to keep vigilant and report anyone with signs and symptoms of that virus. We should also avoid big gathering and body contacts since we are at the border and also in a tourist attraction centre," he advised.

In a tweet from the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Diana Atwine said the results from the suspected case from Kanungu who presented with signs and symptoms similar to COVID 19 have tested negative.

The deputy RDC Emmy Ngabirano said the suspect was let free after receiving the results and is already with his family members at Kameme in Kihihi town council Kanungu district.

 

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