Three staff at the Toyota Uganda Kampala branch have tested positive for Covid-19.
Mahmood Omar, the Toyota Uganda Managing Director says the staff belong to the Kampala branch, located on First Street Indistrial area and it has been temporarily closed effective Monday August 10.
“Last week, some of our staff at the Kampala branch reported feeling unwell with mild flu like symptoms. As a precautionary measure they requested that they be tested. Interim results from Ministry of Health have been received and three of our staff have tested positive for COVID-19,” Omar said in a statement released on Monday.
“The employees have been referred to Mulago Hospital for further observation and treatment, while the rest of the employees at the Kampala, in line with our safety procedures and Ministry of Health guidelines, have been requested to stay at home under the mandatory 14-days quarantine as the situation continues to be monitored,” he said.
“This is a challenging time for us and all our stakeholders, but we assure everyone concerned that we are fully committed to play our part; whatever it takes to protect our staff and our clients,” he added.
Omar says strict safety measures and SOP guidelines continue to be followed at their Head office in Namanve Industrial Park and their branches countrywide which he says are still open.
Uganda has 1,297 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nine deaths.