Ministry of Health permanent secretary has revealed that Ugandans living in institutional quarantine have started having sex with each other.
The development is worrying the Ministry of Health (MOH) as breaking social distance measures only encourages the spread of the disease among this already risky group.
Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine while on Radio One talk show said they were greatly concerned that the practice was jeopardizing the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the disease. She said the people get out of their rooms and to go and romance with other people who they only met in quarantine centres.
“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.
She revealed that this was the reason some people have not been released ever since they learnt about this practice.