The chief political commissar of Uganda Police, AIGP Asan Kasingye, has tested positive for Covid-19.
In a tweet, Kasingye declared that his test had turned up positive.
Kasingye, who is informally referred to as the president of Ugandans On Twitter (UOT), is the first senior public official to declare his Covid-19 status.
BAD NEW!! I’AM #COVID19 POSITIVE. 💥
— Asan Kasingye (@AKasingye) August 23, 2020
He did not reveal what he was going to do next but he will most likely be taken to a health facility.
His multitude of followers expressed mixed reactions to the news.
One of them wrote: “Afande you have reminded me Philly Bongole Lutaaya those days of HIV scourge! Quick recovery.”
Another wondered: “Where did he get it yet he was social distancing and sanitising, is this Covid a toxin just spread in air or the testing devices have issues. Who carried out the QA/QC, proficiency testing and calibration on those kits, why doesn’t MOH provide data for QA/QC of the Covid 19.”
Many wished him a quick recovery.
“At a certain point most of us will say; I too got the flue called Covid-19. Take courage you will recover soon Kaka. Quick recovery chief,” one wrote.
Uganda has reported a total of 2,263 cases of Covid-19 while 20 people have succumbed to the pandemic.