KAMPALA —Four new COVID-19 cases including two community infections have been recorded by the Ministry of Health in delayed results.
Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director-general of health services at the ministry of health says the two of the four confirmed cases were picked from the community during the ongoing Rapid Community Assessment while the other two are Ugandan truck drivers who entered the country from Tanzania through the Mutukula border post.
The community community cases include a 28-year-old male in Buikwe district, a contact of a positive truck driver and the other community case is a 26-year-old male from Kyambogo, also a contact of another truck driver.
Dr. Mwebesa says that the drivers were under quarantine.
Another 36 foreign truck drivers who tested positive were sent back to their countries in line with the country’s new guidelines and guidance from the President that only those who test negative should be allowed into the country.
They include 17 Tanzanian Nationals, 15 Kenyans, three Eritreans and one Burundian.
On Sunday, Uganda also blocked another 32 drivers from crossing the borders after testing positive to Coronavirus Disease. Some of the drivers had entered the country through the Mutukula point of entry where the government has installed a Genexpert machine that had the ability to produce results in 45 minutes.
According to Dr Mwebesa, Uganda now has 80 admitted COVID-19 patients who are all in a stable condition and up to 65 people have recovered, tested negative and discharged from Hospitals.