Coronavirus Update: PM Rugunda in self-isolation as Uganda’s Covid-19 cases rise to 557

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda. Courtesy Photo/File
By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda’s Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, has gone into self-isolation after some of his contacts tested positive for COVID-19. This news comes just after the country’s health ministry confirmed thirty-five (35) new covid-19 cases from 2267 samples tested on June 4, 2020.

In a Friday tweet, Rugunda said: “Friends, I have gone into self-isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for COVID-19.”

“My own test result is negative, however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure,” he added.

According to the ministry of health, fifteen (15) of the new confirmed cases are from 1412 samples taken from truck drivers who came in through the points of entry while twenty (20) are from 855 samples of contacts and alerts.

“The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is now 557,” said Dr. Olaro Charles who signed the health ministry statement on behalf of the Director General Health Services.

Additionally, he revealed that thirty-one (31) foreign truck drivers (18 Kenyans, 7 Tanzanians, 4 Congolese and 2 Burundians) had tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed back to their respective countries of origin.

To-date Uganda has registered a total of 82 COVID-19 recoveries and no related death recorded.

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