The baby girl born at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital last Saturday to a mother who tested positive for the coronavirus disease has tested negative to the deadly virus.
Dr Pontiano Kaleebu, the director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute said that the results, for the sample that was drawn on Sunday were released among the 231 samples of Ugandans who tested negative to the disease.
Entebbe Hospital Director, Dr Moses Muwanga says the hospital is now trying it’s best to ensure the safety of the baby while waiting for the mother to recover.
The hospital Pediatrician, Dr Sabrina Kitaka is happy that the baby’s initial test is negative and hopes that she will remain in the same status even after the 14-30-day incubation period for the virus.
Dr. Kitaka speaking……
The female medic asked researchers in Uganda to continue reaching about the activeness of the virus between breastfeeding mothers and their children. END