KAMPALA – Uganda has on Saturday, May 30 recorded 84 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number the country has registered in a single day. This brings the total confirmed cases now to 413.
According to the ministry of health, 52 new cases are truck drivers of whom 50 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, while 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia.
“32 of the new confirmed cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. All were under quarantine at the time of test,” said the ministry.
The ministry says that samples from Points of Entry tested were 1,477 and those from alerts and contacts were 358.
“Total samples tested today: 1,835.”
The ministry also revealed that total recoveries are now 72.
Additionally, 51 positive foreign truck drivers were handed over to their country of origin.
On Saturday, ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba has said that President Museveni will address the nation on Monday, June 1 at 8p.m on the next steps to be taken before the current extended lockdown ends on June 4.
“H.E president @KagutaMuseveni will address the nation on matters regarding #COVID19 and the way forward, on Monday, June 1,2020 @ 8pm.
#StaySafeUG,” she wrote.
The President is expected to announce lifting further lifting of the lockdown as the country works to stop the spread of coronavirus.
President Museveni last week announced that Uganda will lift the current lockdown over the Coronavirus pandemic. Private cars have since returned on the road.
Museveni directed that public transport (buses, minibusses, taxis) would resume after proper preparation on June 4 but each will carry half of their loading capacity.