KAMPALA —The Ministry of Health says there are 198 cases of coronavirus infections in the country after 23 were confirmed on Saturday May 23.
The new 23 cases are Ugandan nationals.
19 of the new cases were identified at Elegu border post, four from from Busia border.
38 positive foreign truck drivers were blocked from entering the country and were handed over to their country of origin
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health says all contacts were under quarantine at the time of test.
851 samples were picked from truckers and 336 from the community.
So far, the total number of recoveries that have been discharged is 66.
On blocking drivers, Dr Aceng said that the drivers are being handed over in line with a presidential directive.
“The president made a directive that only truck drivers who test negative would enter the country. Drivers who test positive are handed over to their country of origin for treatment,” Dr Aceng said.
The president’s directive to only allow negative truck drivers was this morning followed with a reduction in COVID-19 cases.