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Covid-19: People Are Having Sex In Quarantine Centres – Health Ministry


Security officers in Uganda have been mobilized to limit movement within the quarantine centres in the state, as people placed under quarantine have been said to be having sexual affairs with each other.

This was disclosed by the Ugandan Ministry of Health, through its permanent secretary, Diana Atwine, in an interview with Uganda’s Radio One.

Atwine had expressed worry over the “dangerous” practise, explaining that its is a contereffort to the government’s move to stop the spread of the disease.

Ugandans are not serious. Some who are in quarantine have even begun having (sexual) affairs. They move to rooms of others in the hotels where we have placed them.

“Others like in Mulago move from their rooms to visit their colleagues who are in other rooms, this is too dangerous and it will distract our efforts.” Diana Atwine said.

Atwine also revealed that this was the reason some people at the centres have not been released ever since they learnt about this practice.

Last month the Ministry of Health announced 17 places to be used as isolation centres for those undergoing mandatory quarantine in a bid to stop the escalating coronavirus cases. Such areas include hotels, hospitals, lodges and Universities and there are currently over 232 people under quarantine.

The East African country currently has 55 confirmed case of coronavirus with eight recoveries and no death.

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