Uganda National Boxing Head coach Patrick Lihanda is synonymous with a cat of nine lives.
Having taken a nother round of Covid-19 test to ascertain the state of his health and it returned positive, authorities opted not to take him back to quarantine but rather cleared to join the rest his teammates in camp at Izumisano City.
Authorities determined Lihanda had cleared the release criteria of staying negative for at least 10 subsequent days.
This came at the back of another round of tests for the first batch of Ugandan team that arrived on June 19 in Japan for a training camp a head of the Olympics that are slated to begin on July 23.
The Ugandan team comprises of five athletes, weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko, swimmer Atuhaire Amabale and three boxers Shadir Musa Bwogi, David Semujju and Catherine Nanziri.
The officials included Boxing coaches Patrick Lihanda and Hassan Mulandi, Swimming coach Hakim Musoke and leader David Katende, the assistant general Secretary of National Council of Sports.
The authorities lamanated that it’s a common occurrence for a person who is quarantined to end up testing positive again.
Izumisano City authorities argued that by law, patients who test positive for prolonged time after quarantine are free from other quarantine measures stipulated by infections diseases control laws.