Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Uganda has revealed that patients living in institutional quarantine in the country have started having sex with each other.
In a recent interview on Radio One talk show, Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine revealed that most of the people quarantined at hotels now move to rooms of others to go sleep with themselves, LiveNews Nigeria reports.
According to Atwine, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is greatly concerned because the practice is jeopardizing the government’s efforts to curb the spreading of Coronavirus in Uganda.
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.
He added, 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 as Uganda currently has over 50 cases of Coronavirus.
Meanwhile, there are now more than over 16,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus across Africa, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.
According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Center for Disease Control on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases daily.
As at 6 am on April 15th, there are 16,235 confirmed cases, 873 deaths, 3,235 recoveries in 52 countries in Africa with only Comoros and Lesotho Coronavirus free.