The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba has tested positive for COVID together with unidentified members of staff attached to president Museveni, according to a source inside the Ministry of Health.
Lumumba, according to the source has been in self-isolation until four days ago when she was checked into Mulago to look into her case.
“She is asymptomatic, but she checked into Mulago for the last four days. She will be fine,” the source stated.
It is also revealed that a number of NRM officials have tested positive since, many cases may be asymptomatic and others have adamantly refused to isolate in the aim of keeping up with Museveni’s campaigns.
“There is a member of the secretariate who got positive results, returned to Kampala, and sat for a few days then went back without finishing the days of isolation. There are many such cases not only in NRM but all over, people are not heeding to the rules of isolation once they notice they are not badly off,” the source added.
According to the source, at least five members of Museveni’s staff have also since tested positive for COVID-19, and have been isolated at different facilities.
Because of the president’s serious tone with COVID 19, several members of his staff have been checked into different facilities on his orders.