BREAKING! Uganda in Coronavirus scare as more truck drivers test positive

The number of Coronavirus cases in Uganda keeps increasing daily with after the Ministry of Health confirmed 14 new cases out of 3,103 samples tested on Sunday July 5. This bring Uganda’s Covid-19 cases to 953.

The health ministry stated that out of the 14 new cases, 11 are truck drivers while three are community cases from Luwero, Kyotera and Amuru Districts.

Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services said of these 11 truckers, nine of the truck drivers arrived from Kenya via Malaba, one arrived from South Sudan via Elegu and one from Tanzania via Mutukula.

Additionally, Mwebesa says, 43 foreign truck drivers including 39 Kenyans and 4 Tanzanians tested positive for the coronavirus and their entry into Uganda was not permitted.

As it stands, there 206 active cases on admission, of which 177 are Ugandans, 24 foreigners and 5 refugees.

“To date, Uganda has registered 892 recoveries including nationals and foreigners, and “no COVID-19 related death recorded”. – Further noted Dr. Mwebesa

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