Uganda registered 31 new cases on Tuesday bringing the country’s total to 253.
The cases were of truck drivers at the country’s border points while eight of the new were contacts of previously confirmed cases.
Tuesday’s results came on the day the country begun easing restrictions of the nationwide lockdown imposed in March to control the spread of coronavirus.
Private cars were allowed back on the road with strict restrictions.
20 positive foreign truck drivers (16 Tanzanians and 4 Kenyans) were handed over to their country of origin.
In a related development, Uganda has established laboratory capacity at the Uganda Virus Research Institute and National Public Health Laboratory at Butabika to diagnose and confirm outbreaks including COVID-19.