The threat of coronavirus (COVID19) in Uganda is growing bigger and intimidating to get out of hand with the Ministry of Health recording new and higher number of cases each day.
From the Sunday, May 24, tests which have been released Monday following a delay in the testing process indicated that the country has 14 new cases bringing the total number of cases to 212.
Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said all these are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers who according to but “were under quarantine at the time of test.” 5 Tanzanian truck drivers were denied entry into Uganda after testing positive at Mutukula border.
Samples from Points of Entry tested on Sunday were 655 while samples from community and contacts are 1,084. Total samples tested on Sunday were 1, 739.
Saturday night, the ministry of health announced that it had documented 23 new COVID-19 positive cases.
"19 new cases are truck drivers who arrived via Elegu and Busia while 4 cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers. All contacts were under quarantine at the time of test," the ministry announced.
The ministry also announced that 38 positive foreign truck drivers were handed over to their country of origin. It didn’t reveal the nationality of these drivers.
The ministry also revealed that 851 samples were tested from points of entry while 336 samples were from community and contacts. The total samples tested Saturday was 1,187.
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