The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Uganda has risen to 83, after two more Kenyan truck drivers tested positive to the virus.
One of the drivers, a 55-year-old entered Uganda through the Busia border crossing while the other case a 27-year-old entered through Malaba. The two cases bring the number of truck drivers who have tested positive to 24.
News of the two cases comes hours after ministers within the East African Community bloc agreed to reduce the number of people that travel with every truck to one as truck drivers also will now not be allowed to make any stops at either hotels or lodges or eating places. To date Uganda is following over 500 people that are believed to have come into contact with truck drivers who tested positive. END