KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health has on Sunday, July 19 reported three new COVID-19 cases extending the cumulative infections to 1,065.
Of the new cases, one is a truck driver who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula, one is returnee from South Sudan and the third is a contact from Gulu.
Additionally, 12 track drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
The ministry of health further indicated that the total recoveries including both Ugandans and foreigners is 1071.
There are 136 active cases on admission as 115 are Ugandans,19 are foreigners and 2 are refugees.
3044 samples were tested as 1771 samples were tested from points of Entry and 1,274 samples from alerts and contacts.
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address the nation on Tuesday, July 21.
Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama revealed through his Twitter that the Museveni will address the nation concerning the COVID-19 situation in the country.
“His Excellency @KagutaMuseveni is expected to address the country on Tuesday, July 21st, on the #COVID19 pandemic situation in the country and related issues. Time is 8pm ,live on all radios and TVs,” he said.
The president is expected to give a green light on the reopening of arcades as 48 arcades were allowed to operate on a pilot basid after they met the Standard Operating Procedures.
However in his last address,the president maintained that it would be difficult to observe social distance when arcades are allowed to operate.