By Spy Uganda
The Ministry of Health has Monday revealed that Uganda currently has 248 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) after 21 new cases were recorded from truck drivers on Sunday.
The revelation in contained in a tweet posted on Monday morning on the Ministry’s official twitter handle which reads thus; “21 new cases confirmed from 1,071 samples from various Points of Entry. All cases are Ugandan nationals from Elegu, Mutukula and Malaba points.
All 253 community samples are negative for COVID-19.
The COVID-19 confirmed cases are now 248.”
The results come a few hours after President Yoweri Museveni directed that all truck drivers entering Uganda from neighbouring countries should not be allowed to continue driving into the mainland unless the test negative for COVID-19.
Commenting about the Ministry’s response to the new cases of COVID-19, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister for Health, tweeted thus; “Ugandan truck drivers who test positive will be evacuated directly to hospitals.
Samples had to be divided between UVRI and @UNHLS1 for quick turn around time. Testing at NHLS started at 7.30pm last evening. Results will be communicated shortly.”