2 Security Personnel at Elegu Border Test Positive for Covid as Uganda Gets 35 New Cases


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Two members of security are among the 35 new cases of coronavirus confirmed by the Ministry of Health on Friday.

Although the Ministry has not revealed the security agencies from with the officers belong, it says they are “members of security from Elegu Point of Entry.”

The 35 cases who are all Ugandans, were from the 2,267 samples tested on Thursday June 4.

“Fifteen (15) of the new confirmed cases are from 1,412 samples from Points of Entry while twenty (20) are from 855 samples of contacts and alerts,” says the Health Ministry.

The cases include seven truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan through Elegu Point of Entry, two truck drivers from Kenya via Busia, three confirmed cases from Lia, Malaba and Oraba Points of Entry as well as one truck driver who arrived through Ngomokono in Gulu district.

“Twenty of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases including 7 from Kampala, 5 from Amuru, 3 from Mayuge, 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Wakiso, 1 from Dokolo and 1 Amoratar district,” explains the Ministry.

Also thirty-one foreign truck drivers who include 18 Kenyans, 7 Tanzanians, 4 Congolese and 2 Burundians tested positive for the disease and then handed back to their respective countries of origin.

Uganda currently has a total of 557 confirmed cases, 82 COVID-19 recoveries and no deaths registered.

On Wednesday, the Ministry confirmed a new COVID-19 case among health workers bringing the number of Health workers infected to 8 including seven Frontline health workers tested positive earlier. They included 3 nurses, 2 Doctors and 2 Senior level staff.

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