The Ministry of Health permanent secretary in Uganda has revealed that people living in institutional quarantine in Uganda have started having sex with each other.
According to IgbereTV reports, Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine said this in a recent interview on Radio One talk show. He said most of the people currently quarantined at hotels move to rooms of others to have sex.
The Permanent Secretary said the Ministry of Health (MOH) is greatly concerned because the practice is not helping to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.
“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,” said Atwiine.
According to her, this was the reason some people have not been released ever since they learnt about this practice. The discovery comes weeks after the country’s Ministry of Health announced 17 places to be used as isolation centres.
The places include Hotels, Hospitals, lodges, and Universities, where over 232 people are placed under quarantine
Uganda has recorded over 50 cases of Coronavirus with 7 discharges, as at the time of filling this report.