Another 28 Ugandan nationals have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 282.
The positive cases were from 2,004 samples that were tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI and the Central Public Health Laboratory.
reports, twenty-one of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who entered the
country from South Sudan through the Elegu point of entry while the other seven
were from previous contacts of truck drivers who were under quarantine at the
time of testing.
The country handed over seven truck drivers, the lowest number of foreign drivers blocked from entering Uganda since the decision was made by President Yoweri Museveni not to treat foreign nationals. The seven cases included; four Tanzanians,one Eritrean,a Congolese and one Burundian. This comes after the health ministry declared the country to be free of community transmission after more than 20,000 people from the local population were tested for COVID-19 and only four tested positive for the disease.
Uganda has so far recorded 69 recoveries of COVID-19 and no deaths. END