An eight-month-old baby in Uganda, has tested positive for coronavirus.

The baby whose father recently travelled back from Kenya’s western city of Kisumu, is one of five new cases detected in Uganda.

BBC disclosed that, health officials in the country stated that, she is being treated at Iganga hospital some 100km (62 miles) east of the capital, Kampala.

For further tests, they say samples had been taken from the parents.

Another patient is a 57-year-old Ugandan man from the northern town of Adjumani. He has no history of travelling out of the country.

Two others are Chinese nationals who are in detention after they escaped quarantine and tried to flee to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

The fifth case is that of a Ugandan man who recently arrived from Germany. The total number of cases in Uganda now stands at 14.