COVID-19 Cases In Uganda Rise To 281 After MoH Registers 28 New Infected Truck Drivers

COVID-19 Cases In Uganda Rise To 281 After MoH Registers 28 New Infected Truck Drivers

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By Spy Uganda

The Ministry of Health reveals that the current total  number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Uganda stands at 281, after 28 new cases were recorded among truck drivers on Wednesday.

While updating the nation about  government’s progress in the fight against COVID-19, the Ministry tweeted thus;

“Today,27 May,2020, 28 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. Total confirmed cases are now 281.

21 new cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu while 7 cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers. The contacts were under quarantine at the time of test.”

Meanwhile, we have also learnt that the Ministry has since deported 7 infected truck drivers back to their respective countries of origin and to that effect  the MoH tweeted thus; “7 positive foreign truck drivers (4 Tanzanians,1 Eritrean,1 Congolese and 1 Burundian) were handed over to their country of origin

Total Recoveries: 69

Samples from Points of Entry tested today:1,456

Samples from community and contacts:548

Total Samples tested:2,004”

This however comes at a time when President Yoweri Museveni partially lifted the COVID-19 lockdown in Uganda after he allowed private vehicles and public  transport means to  back on the roads  and directed all Ugandans to wear face masks at all times when in public or travelling in vehicles.

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