Joseph Ahaisibwe, 25, a resident of Kibingo village, Bwamamira subcounty in Kibaale district has reportedly committed suicide after testing positive for COVID-19.

The deceased reportedly committed suicide by hanging on Tuesday evening .

Joseph tested positive for COVID-19 early this month and was placed under home-based care, however his relatives found him hanging inside his house when they took food for him.

A family member says Ahaisibwe had improved and wondered why he could end his life.


Byekola Fred the area LCI chairperson says that the incident has shocked everybody and they have also instituted a counseling team in the community to help those who have been infected with COVID-19 so that such an incident doesn’t repeat itself.