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Health Ministry Clarifies On COVID-19 Cases’ Count

Uganda’s Health Ministry has clarified on the coronavirus cases in the country.

In the latest update issued on Tuesday, the cumulative number of recoveries now reflects Ugandan cases.

There had been debate about the number of recoveries after the ministry included foreign truck drivers, however, this has been clarified.

“The Ministry of health would like to clarify that foreign truck drivers who were treated and recovered at our hospitals have NOW been excluded among our recoveries,” the ministry said when releasing the figures.

Uganda has no deaths as a result of COVID-19 with 958 recoveries since the first case was recorded in March.

President Yoweri Museveni address the nation on the country’s coronavirus situation on Tuesday night. He is expected to announce further easing of the lock down put in place in April to stop the spread of the virus.

State minister for works, Joy Kabatsi has told Parliament that they have come up with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for boda boda riders to resume carrying passengers.

However, they can only take effect after President Museveni directs so in his address to the Nation.

Salons, arcades and places of worship are the others expected to be opened.

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