Four truck drivers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the health ministry, bringing the number of confirmed virus cases in the country to 126.
Two of the confirmed cases are Ugandans while the other two are of a Kenyan and Tanzanian nationals respectively.
The Kenyan and Ugandans are believed to have entered the country through the Elegu point of entry while the Tanzanian case was tested at Matukula. The testing of truck drivers as well as the identification and tracking of positive cases has been an issue of contention among many Ugandans with the fear that the drivers will lead to spread of the disease but the Head of States across East Africa yesterday agreed on a number of conditions for handling the outbreak in the community, including the development of a harmonized system for certification and sharing of the test results. END