According to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, some among the over 232 potential Covid-19 patients placed under institutional quarantine have started having sex with each other in blatant disregard for social distancing.

Ugandan Ministry of Health

The ministry’s Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine, revealed this unfortunate situation on a Radio talk show.

“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,” she said.

The Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH) has so far condemned the practice which they said could further spread the virus. They equally added that, the practice is the main reason the quarantine period has been increased for some of them to enable proper monitoring.

Commenting on the measures to curb the practice, she disclosed that, security officers have been deployed to stop or limit movements within quarantine centres.