KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday, May 16, 2020 directed that only truck drivers with negative test results will be allowed to enter Uganda.
This was revealed by Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the minister of Health.
According to Dr Aceng, the Ministry of Health met representatives of the Truck Owners and National Logistics Platform and resolved to mobilize, counsel and test all truck drivers from Uganda.
“We will adopt a “Truck Driver Journey Management System” using a mobile application to monitor truck drivers on transit.
The above actions will start with immediate effect. These among other strategies are aimed at minimizing evident risks for spread is COVID19 amongst Ugandans,” she said.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in Uganda on Saturday reached 226 after more 24 truck drivers tested positive.
Several Ugandans have been blaming the government for not devising means to control the truck drivers