KAMPALA/GULU — The Ministry of Health says four people including 1 truck driver and three from community have tested positive for coronavirus after 2059 sampled were analyzed on Tuesday June 30. The cumulative cases of Uganda is now 893.
Of the four confirmed Ugandan cases, three are contacts and alerts; two from Kyotera and one from Amuru district while the truck driver arrived from Kenya via Malaba point of entry.
Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services says 16 foreign truck drivers including Kenyan (11), Tanzanians (4), Congolese (1) tested positive for the virus and were not allowed in the country.
To date, there 184 active cases on admission including 162 Ugandans, 3 refugees and 19 foreigners.
“It is important to note that foreigners and refugees are admitted in our health facilities but are not captured in the cumulative confirmed cases,” Dr. Mwebesa clarified.
In related developments the Ministry of Health and the National COVID-19 Taskforce have lifted the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown on Gulu district.
A 14-day lockdown had been imposed on Gulu, after a pronouncement by President Yoweri Museveni to maintain restrictions on areas that had evidence of community transmissions of the virus. At the time, there were 43 active cases of COVID-19 undergoing treatment at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.
Cumulatively, Gulu district had treated and discharged 75 COVID-19 patients, a number which has since increased to 93. When the new lockdown was announced, Police and Military teams, working on the orders of the Resident District Commissioner Santos Okot Lapolo, enforced travel restrictions blocking private and public vehicles from entering or leaving Gulu district.