KAMPALA —The number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda has risen to 248 after 21 more people tested positive, Ministry of Health has announced.
The new cases are part of the 1,071 samples from truck drivers that were tested on Sunday.
According to health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, all cases are Ugandan nationals who entered via Elegu, Mutukula and Malaba border.
“All 253 community samples are negative for COVID-19,” she added.
The total number of truck drivers who have so far tested positive for Covid-19 in Uganda is 188.
Minister Aceng says all Ugandans have a responsibility in preventing COVID-19! In this regard, she calls on Ugandans to continue observing the ministry guidelines that include washing hands with soap and water/or use of an alcohol based sanitizer, maintain a distance of at least 2 meters between you and the person next to you and wear a face mask when in public places.