Hon. Faith Alup, a Ugandan Legislator, has died today Tuesday September 15th after she reportedly contracted the novel coronavirus, according to media reports.

The Woman Member of Parliament in Uganda, representing Pallisa District becomes the first legislator to succumb to the deadly virus that had the country in total lockdown at the beginning of the year.

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According to our sources in the Ministry of Health, Hon. Alup passed on from Mulago National Referral Hospital, at a section gazetted to treat VVIPs COVID-19 patients.

Parliament is yet issue an official communication to this development.

Last month, the spokesperson of Parliament Ms Hellen Kaweesa said up to four MPs were confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19. In total, Uganda’s health ministry has declared around 5000 coronavirus cases, of whom close to 60 have died and 2000 recovered.

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