Uganda’s Covid-19 cases rise to 657 as more truck drivers test positive

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Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng
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Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA –  Uganda’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 657 after 11 more people tested positive, the Health Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The new cases are all Ugandans confirmed from 2,336 samples tested on Monday, June 8.

Out of the new cases, 5 are truck drivers who entered the country from South Sudan via Malaba and Elegu points of entry, while 6 cases were picked from alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases in the districts of Amuru and Kyotera.

“All samples of health workers tested negative for COVID-19,” Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said.

She also revealed that 34 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective countries of origin.

To date, Uganda has registered a total of 118 COVID-19 recoveries, and no COVID-19 related death recorded,” the ministry said.

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