KAMPALA —The number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda has risen to 227 after 24 more people tested positive, Ministry of Health has announced.
This is the second highest number of infections that Uganda has ever recorded in one day.
The new cases are part of the 2,044 samples from truck drivers that were tested on Saturday.
They include 4 Ugandans, 14 Kenyans, 6 Tanzanians.
The drivers arrived via Mutukula, Malaba and Elegu borders. Further details about the positive cases are yet to be released by the Health Ministry.
The total number of truck drivers who have so far tested positive for Covid-19 in Uganda is 167.
Out of the 2044, 115 samples were tested at Mutukula while 1,375 tested at UVRI, Entebbe.
Meanwhile, President Museveni decided not allow any truck driver without a ‘negative Coronavirus certificate’ to enter the country.
While Ugandan medical services have been treating COVID-19 cases after being detected, the new instructions provide that such patients must be ordered to return to their respective countries.
Regional leaders recently mooted the idea of a joint medical team from partner states to carry out tests of all truck drivers before embarking on their journeys