The Ministry of Health has today the 11th of June, 2020 confirmed 14 new coronavirus cases from 2,321 samples. In addition, these were tested on the 10th of June,2020. Therefore, in detail, 6 new cases were among 1,260 samples tested from entry points while 8 new cases were among 1,061 samples of alerts and contacts. MOH also confirmed all cases are Ugandans. Therefore, this now brings the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 679 in Uganda.
Additionally, thirty foreign truck drivers (19 Kenyans, 8 Tanzanians, 2 Eritreans, and 1 Burundian) tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore all these were handed over to their respective countries of origin.
Additional information about the coronavirus cases confirmed
3 of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu point of entry.
2 of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula point of entry. In addition, 1 case is a truck driver who arrived through Lamwo District.
8 of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to the previously confirmed cases. In addition, these include 3 contacts from Kampala who were under quarantine at the time of the test. Also, 2 cases from Amuru, 2 from Dokolo, and 1 from Moyo Districts.
To date, Uganda has therefore registered a total of 120 coronavirus recoveries and no related death recorded.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) continues to urge the population of Uganda to stay vigilant. In addition, it emphasizes the usage of face masks and keeping a social distance of about 2m. With the above mentioned, they will help to reduce the widespread of the Coronavirus in the country.
We as Cyclone Times Uganda continue to urge our readers to always wash their hands with soap or hand sanitizers. In addition, also avoid touching the soft parts of your body for example the nose, eyes, and mouth.
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