The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 24 new coronavirus cases out of 2,044 samples of the truck drivers. In addition, this follows after MOH confirmed 43 new cases yesterday form the truck drivers. Therefore after the announcement of today’s results, Uganda now has registered a total of 227 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, all the community samples have tested negative for coronavirus.
Through its social media wall, the Ministry of Health posted:
“♦️Today, 16 May, 2020, 24 new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 2,044 samples of truck drivers. Therefore this brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 227 in Uganda. The breakdown of the new cases according to the Points of Entry:
Elegu: 3 Ugandans, 2 Kenyans. Mutukula: 6 Tanzanians, 1 Ugandan. Malaba: 12 Kenyans
🔸All 554 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19.
🔹 Total samples tested today: 2,044. Out of these,we tested 115 samples at Mutukula while 1,375 tested at UVRI
🔸Total COVID-19 recoveries: 63,” MOH posted.
The president of the Republic of Uganda his Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to address the nation on Monday or Tuesday. In addition, at 8.00 pm since the current lockdown will be ending on Tuesday at midnight.
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Meanwhile, according to the results released by the Ministry of Health, it shows that the community coronavirus free. Therefore this means most of the cases are imported cases from the neighboring countries.
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