Ugandan lawmaker Faith Alupo has died Tuesday after she reportedly contracted the novel coronavirus, the first Member of Parliament in the country to succumb to the virus as it’s spread ramps up across the country. Whisper Eye Reports

The MP, a Woman resprentative of Pallisa District, passed on from Mulago National Referral Hospital, at a section gazetted to treat VVIP Covid-19 patients, sources said on Tuesday.

Parliament is yet issue an official communication to this development.

Last month, parliament spokesperson Hellen Kaweesa said up to four MPs were confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19.

In total, Uganda’s health ministry has declared around 5000 coronavirus cases, of whom close to 60 have died and 2000 recovered.