Uganda on Saturday May9,2020 confirmed two new COVID-19 cases from 1,913 samples of truck drivers, bringing the total -19 confirmed cases in the country to 116.
“The new cases are:40 year old Kenyan and 30 year old Uganda truck drivers who arrived via Malaba and Mirama Hills point of entry respectively.
Efforts to track them are underway,” the Ministry of Health said via its official twitter handle.
The good news however is that all 652 community samples tested negative for COVID-19.
“Total number of truck drivers who have returned to their respective countries: 31. Active cases in Uganda: 28. Total discharges: 55,” the Ministry said.
The Ministry added that among the 13 truck drivers confirmed for COVID-19 on 08 May 2020, 5 were intercepted, evacuated and have been admitted at various hospitals in the country while 8 truck drivers self exited to their respective countries. There are no COVID-19 related deaths registered in Uganda so far.