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Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 253 After 31Truck Drivers Test Positive

Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 253 After 31Truck Drivers Test Positive

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Ministry of Health has announced  that the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Uganda has risen to 253  after 31 truck drivers tested positive on Tuesday. Announcing the results of yesterday’s COVID-19 tests, officials from the Ministry tweeted thus; “Today, 26 May, 2020, 31 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The total confirmed cases are now 253. 23 new cases are from the Points of Entry while 8 new cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers.” They added that; “The contacts were under quarantine at the time of test. 20 positive foreign truck drivers (16 Tanzanians and 4 Kenyans) were handed over to their country of origin. Total COVID-19 Recoveries: 69 Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 896 Samples from co...

Min. Of Health Deploys More Medics At Mutukula Border To Combat COVID-19 Among Truck Drivers As Cases Rise To 79

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By Keefa Nuwahereza In their efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Uganda from truck drivers  bringing merchandise into the country, the Ministry of Health has decided to deploy more health workers at all border points, especially Mutukula, which brings in lots of trucks from Tanzania. This website has established that the Ministry of Health is set to deploy at least 20 Health workers to beef up the team currently screening transit cargo trucks drivers entering the country at Mutukula border post in Kyotera District.  Dr Edward Muwanga ,the Kyotera District Health officer, said the Ministry aims at reducing the pressure exerted on the existing medics who are overwhelmed by the big number of truck drivers being screened for COVID-19 pandemic at the border point...