Kampala, August 22 (Xinhua) Ugandan health minister Jane azeng said on the 22nd that 153 prisoners in a prison in northern Uganda were confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus. A Zeng told the media that 318 new cases were newly diagnosed in the country on the same day, including 153 prisoners and 1 prison staff from amulu prison in the north. A Zeng said that a prisoner in the prison had some symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus last week, and the emergency response team of the Ministry of health subsequently took measures to isolate the case, identify close contacts and detect the new coronavirus. At present, 73 medical workers have been diagnosed in the country, azen said. Kampala, the capital, has become a high incidence area of community-based infections, with 342 new confirmed cases in the past week. Some research institutes, private hospitals and four media institutions showed cluster cases. She stressed that the workplace needs to strictly abide by the regulations and take effective prevention and control measures to curb the spread of the epidemic.