Uganda confirms 2 more COVID-19 cases raising tally to 116

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – The number of coronavirus cases in Uganda have risen to 116 after two more people tested positive for the disease.

The new cases were identified from 1,913 samples collected from truck drivers on Saturday, May 9 2020.

According to Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the two new cases are 40-year-old Kenyan and 30-year-old Uganda truck drivers who arrived via Malaba and Mirama Hills point of entry respectively.

All the 652 samples collected from the community members tested negative for Corona virus.

The minister also revealed that efforts to track the drivers have commenced and the public will be informed accordingly.

In a related development, Africa Tembelea has learnt that among the 13 truck drivers confirmed for COVID-19 on Friday, May 8, 2020, five of the truck drivers were intercepted, evacuated and have been admitted at various hospitals in the country while 8 other truck drivers self-exited to their respective countries.

Speaking during special prayers over the ongoing pandemic at State House today, President Yoweri Museveni said truck drivers will henceforth not be allowed to leave custom border points, until their Covid-19 tests are released.

Uganda has so far registered 55 recoveries since the virus outbreak was reported in March this year.

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