Uganda’s Covid-19 Tally Hits 1000 Mark

Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng.

Uganda has confirmed 23 new cases of covid-19, raising the country’s total count to 1,000.

According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 12 are Ugandan nationals who returned from abroad (eight from Afghanistan, three from DRC, and one from South Sudan]. They were all under quarantine by the time the tests were conducted.

“Three are truck drivers who arrived via Mutukula, Afoji and Madi Opei points of entry while eight are contacts and and alerts; four from Tororo and four from Hoima, Luwero, Kyotera and Arua districts,” the Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

31 foreign truck drivers; 24 Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Congolese, one Rwandan and one South Sudanese, who tested positive for covid-19 at the border points of entry were sent back to their countries of origin for treatment.

Uganda has registered 908 recoveries and no covid related deaths.

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