KAMPALA — The Ministry of Heath says 4 Ugandans out of 2224 samples analysed on Sunday June 21 have returned positive for coronavirus. Two of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu border and Kenya via Malaba points of entry.
The other two cases include contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases. The two cases were identified from Amuru and Kyotera districts.
To date, the ministry says, there 256 active cases in admission including143 Ugandans and 113 foreign truck drivers.
Uganda has registered a total of 631 coronavirus recoveries and to date, no coronavirus related death has been recorded.
President Yoweri Museveni will tonight address the country before the currently extended lockdown ends on June 25.
The President is expected to announce lifting further lifting of the lockdown as the country works to stop the spread of coronavirus.
To date, Boda bodas, churches, bars, night clubs, gyms and saunas are facing an extended lockdown of the next 21 days in a bid to avoid further spread of coronavirus.
A new study by scientists at Makerere University College of Natural Sciences last week recommended that government extends the Covid-19 lockdown up to October.
The scientists said rushing to release more than 75 per cent of the population from lockdown before the said time would cost the country more than 10,000 infections, something that is unmanageable given the fragile health system.
They also said the move could set the second and “more disastrous” wave of the pandemic in the country.