KAMPALA — Uganda has registered 11 new coronavirus cases from 3,386 samples tested on Saturday June 27.
The Ministry of Heath says total confirmed COVID-19 cases are now 859 after 2 truck drivers and 9 community infections were identified.
The 2 truck drivers where Mutukula and Busia Points of Entry.
The Ministry of Health says 9 are among contacts and alerts: 8 from Amuru while 1 is from Nwoya.
Additionally, 10 COVID-19 confirmed foreign truck drivers were handed over to their respective countries of origin.
In related developments, Police in Kitgum on Saturday night fired live bullets in a foiled attempt by a COVID-19 suspect who tried to escape from institutional quarantine at Pandwong Health Centre in Kitgum Municipality.
The Pandwong Division Chairperson Raymond Ocan told local media the suspect reportedly turned violent as he forcefully tried to find his way out of the centre after complaining of the harsh living conditions at the facility.
The COVID-19 suspect, a resident of East Ward Cell in Pandwong Division was placed under mandatory quarantine a week ago on recommendation of his relatives after he sneaked into Uganda from South Sudan where he has been working for the past two years.
According to Ocan, the suspect had complained alleging that persons placed under mandatory quarantine at the centre were living in poor conditions and being deprived of basic necessities like proper sanitation, water and food supplies