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Two Kenyan truck drivers test positive for COVID-19

By Hannington Mutabazi

Added 1st May 2020 01:24 AM

"The two new cases are both Kenyan male truck drivers aged 55 and 27 who arrived into the country via Busia and Malaba respectively," the health ministry tweeted.

Two Kenyan truck drivers test positive for COVID-19

Cargo trucks at Mutukula on the Uganda-Tanzania border. (Courtesy photo)

"The two new cases are both Kenyan male truck drivers aged 55 and 27 who arrived into the country via Busia and Malaba respectively," the health ministry tweeted.

HEALTH   COVID-19

KAMPALA - The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in Uganda out of the 2,071 samples tested on Thursday.

"The two new cases are both Kenyan male truck drivers aged 55 and 27 who arrived into the country via Busia and Malaba respectively," the health ministry tweeted.

In the tweet, the ministry also explained that out of the 2,071 samples tested, 492 samples were from the community.  They all tested negative for COVID-19.

The total number of confirmed cases in Uganda now stands at 83 with 52 total discharges and 0 deaths.

According to MOH, a total of 2,248 contacts to COVID-19 confirmed cases have been listed to date. Of these, 1,440 have completed the mandatory 14 days follow up while 808 contacts are being followed up by surveillance officers. 

 

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