Meanwhile, seven laboratories have been added onto the testing network for COVID-19 in the country to back up the country`s only Entebbe based Uganda Virus Research Institute.
The new centers include Makerere University’s department of microbiology and immunology, National Health Laboratory Services, the Infectious Disease Research Collaboration in Tororo district, and the Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital laboratory among others.
The Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng during the third national COVID-19 briefing held in Kampala yesterday said the locations were chosen based on the dynamics of infection spread of the disease and the availability of testing reagents.
She said that currently, the Uganda Virus Research Institute is running between 2000-3000 tests every day but with the addition of new laboratories, the county could run up to 10,000 tests.
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In addition to more testing laboratories, Dr. Aceng said that the health ministry had finalized plans to introduce Genexpert machines at the Mutukula and Malaba points of entry to produce results in a shorter time. Dr. Jane Aceng speaking2……
Sixty three clients of the Corona virus have recovered in Uganda with no death registered. END