COVID-19: Late Prof. Ssali widow, Margret succumbs to coronavirus in UK


Kent, UK –Another Ugandan, Mrs Margaret Ssali Nansamba, has on Tuesday, April 7, succumbed to the deadly coronavirus in Kent, a southeasterly county in the United Kingdom, RedPepper’s Maurice Muhwezi reports.

Family sources revealed that Prof. Charles Ssali’s widow, Margret passed on after battling the COVID-19 in UK.

Fallen Nansamba’s late husband, Prof Ssali Charles passed on 16 years ago after they were happily and faithfully married since 1964 leaving Uganda for UK at the height of the Obote ll brutality.

Between 1984 and 1988, Prof. Ssali worked in United Kingdom as a consultant in the National Health Services (NHS), Stevenage General Hospital, Kirkcaldy Fife, Scotland as a consultant ENT surgeon. From 1993, Charles got involved in controversial private research and treatment of HIV/AIDS

The otolaryngologist was also a consultant in the Royal Infirmary in Carlisle, England. National Health Service of UK with Dr. James Tivendale in Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy Fife, Scotland

Mrs Ssali is survived by 4 daughter and 2 sons;Jane, David, Christine, Stephen, Gloria and Grace.

Mrs. Ssali becomes the tenth Uganda known death of the deadly coronavirus after passing Dr Labeja Acellam, a medic at University Hospital of

Other Ugandans who have succumbed to coronavirus include; Luwaga Isma, Sarah Acheng, Charles Paddy Kayiwa, Jane Kobong, Gertrude Lukeca, Boniface Okee and Susan Onyac.

Ministry of Health, on Monday, April 6, that there were no cases registered positive from the tests done, maintaining the total at 52 and confirmed deaths.

“All 231 samples tested for COVID-19 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe today Monday, April 06 have all returned negative. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases still stands at 52 in the country,” read part of the statement signed off by Ministry of Health’s Director of General Health Service, Dr. Henry Mwebesa.

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