COVID-19 Cases In UG Rise To 116 As Two More Truck Drivers Test Positive

COVID-19 Cases In UG Rise To 116 As Two More Truck Drivers Test Positive

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Coronavirus cases in Uganda have risen to 116 after two more truck drivers tested positive on Saturday May 8, Ministry of Health has confirmed. The two were among the 1,913 samples collected and tested on Saturday.

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According to the break down, one of the new cases is a Ugandan, 30 year old truck driver who returned into the country via Mirama Hills point of entry, and a 40 year old Kenyan truck driver who arrived via Malaba border post.

However, all the 652 samples collected from the community members tested negative for Corona virus.

The Health Ministry officials said they had already commenced efforts to track the drivers and would inform the public accordingly. In Uganda, track drivers leave after their samples are taken, only followed up along the way when they test positive.

According to Dr. Diana Atwine, the Health Ministry, Permanent Secretary, they are working hard to ensure that the testing kicks off at the border points.

“With that we shall be allowing them to leave with their results .We need the support of everyone to get there,” she said during the day.

The total number of recovered cases in the country stands at 55.

President Museveni Saturday revealed he was in talks with regional leaders and agreed all track drivers to be tested from their countries of origin and only move with their certificates

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