Uganda, Nov. 21 -- Kisoro District has registered 21 confirmed Covid-19 cases among Congolese refugees, up from five in a week, authorities have said.

The district health and security officials confirmed the development to Daily Monitor at the weekend, warning that if the situation is not handled urgently, Kisoro might soon become an epicentre for the re-emergence of the disease in the country.

The district assistant health officer, Ms Annette Dusabe, on Friday said although the patients are not in critical condition, some unscreened refugees staying with their relatives in border communities may spread the disease.

"Last week, we only had five Covid-19 positive cases, but by Thursday, the cases had increased to 21. The positive cases ...