All ministers especially those who attend cabinet meetings will undergo COVID-19 testing before they can attend the weekly sessions.
According to the health ministry, testing of the ministers begun on Thursday(04 june 2020) at the office of the Prime Minister. On the first day of the exercise, a number of high profile officials reportedly tested positive for the virus and have started treatment and their contacts, including the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda also went into self-isolation.
Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health says that the ministers are being tested because they are at high risk of contracting the disease since they come into close contact with many people.
Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the health ministry spokesperson says the ministers will be tested as part of a bigger plan to ensure that the government officials who interact with many people know their status. END