The Ugandan Ministry of Health has disclosed that some people placed under quarantine at the coronavirus isolation centres are having sex with each other.
During an interview with Uganda’s Radio One, the country’s Permanent Secretary of the Uganda Ministry of Health, Diana Atwine expressed her worry over the “dangerous” practise which undermines the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the disease, Watchdog Uganda reports.
“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.
Security officers have now been deployed to stop or limit movements within quarantine centres.
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.
BY MICHAEL BAMIDELE