KDRTV NEWS: Ugandan parliament has been hit hard by the latest wave of coronavirus after at least 200 workers including MPs contracted the novel virus.
Ther are concerns that the drivers and relatives who made contacts with the patients could also be carrying the contiguous variant that has killed at least 700 people in Uganda
All affected workers were asked to self-isolate and urgently seek medication.
At the same time, due to the prevalence of infections in the Ugandan house, all the MPs and workers who were not feeling well were referred to Makerere University Hospital for Covid tests.
Reports have indicated that other MPs and workers were tested in undisclosed places in Butabika.
Many departments in the Ugandan parliament have been affected with Procurement, Finance, Information and Communication Technology and the office of Sergent at Arms being mostly affected.
As a precautionary measure, the Ugandan house has been closed and many people have been asked to work from home.
KDRTV understands that Uganda had been in recent days registering higher infections of Covid.
President Yoweri Museveni had imposed a lockdown in the country.
The higher infections in Uganda were also blamed for the increasing infections in the western region of Kenya.
Kenyan authorities hint that the higher infections in the western regions of Kenya could be imported from neighboring Uganda.
The Ugandan government has warned other workers of the parliament and the general public to observe the coronavirus measures otherwise they will face severe punishments.
Rwanda and United Arab Emirates (EAU) has closed their airspace for the Ugandan-bound flights.