COVID-19 Romance: People in quarantine centers have started having sex with each other

COVID-19 quarantine center

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, has revealed that Ugandans living in COVID-19 institutional quarantined centres have started having sexual intercourse with each other.

The Ugandan Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine in a radio talk show, said the development is a cause of worry for the Ministry of Health (MOH) because breaking social distance measures only encourages the spread of the disease among this already risky group.

According to Atwine, this irresponsible practice is jeopardizing the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the disease because the people get out of their rooms and have romance with other people who they only met in quarantine centres.

She said: “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”.

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She explained that the practice was partly the reason some people have not been released quarantine.

The discovery comes weeks after the country’s Ministry of Health announced 17 places to be used as isolation centres which include Hotels, Hospitals, lodges, and Universities, where over 232 people are placed under quarantine.

Uganda has over 50 cases of Coronavirus with 7 recoveries.

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