168 Truck Drivers Denied Entry So Far, Uganda’s Covid-19 Tally Stands at 175

Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng (Courtesy photo)

Uganda has Friday May 22 recorded 15 new Covid-19 cases, raising  Uganda’s tally to 175.

According to the Ministry of Health, a total of 2,106 samples were tested from border entry points and the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

“12 of the new cases are truck drivers while 3 cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers,” reads a statement by the Ministry.

23 foreign truck drivers who tested positive at different points of entry were denied entry, raising the number of drivers sent back to their countries of origin to 168.

Uganda revised its Covid-19 cases after the number of foreign truck drivers who tested positive for Covid were deducted from Uganda’s tally.

This followed a Presidential Directive to allow entry into Uganda, only the foreign truck drivers who test negative.

According to the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, drivers who test positive are handed over to their county of origin for treatment.

Uganda has registered 68 recoveries and no Covid-19 related death.

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