Uganda has registered 13 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest number in a single day. This brings to 114, the number of confirmed Covid19 cases in Uganda.
The 13 cases were identified from the 2,421 samples collected from truck drivers on May 8, 2020. Seven of the new cases are Kenyans, four are Ugandan and two Tanzanian nationals.
All the 740 samples collected from the community members tested negative for Coronavirus. The Health Ministry said they have commenced tracking the drivers and will inform the public accordingly.
According to Dr. Diana Atwine, the Ministry of Health permanent secretary, they are working hard to ensure that the testing kicks off at the border.
“With that, we shall be allowing them to leave with their results. We need the support of everyone to get there,” Atwiine said.
She called on Ugandans to wear face masks as Covid-19 takes root in Africa, adding that prevention is better than cure.
The total number of recovered cases in the country stands at 55.