KAMPALA — Five more truckers have tested positive for coronavirus in Uganda bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 121, the Ministry of Health has said.
The confirmed cases are among 1498 truck drivers whose samples were tested on Sunday May 10.
“The new cases are: 2 Ugandan and 3 Kenyan truck drivers who arrived via Malaba and Elegu points of entry.
Efforts to track them are underway,” the Ministry said in a statement on their social media platforms.
All 341 samples from members of the community tested negative for the virus.
“Total samples tested today: 1,839,” theme statement added.
To date, the ministry has tested a total of 56,767 samples.
Of these, 31 truckers who tested positive returned to their respective countries.
The Health ministry also announced that so far, 55 people have recovered.