The Ministry of Health (MOH) has today confirmed 84 new cases of coronavirus bringing the total to 413 cases in Uganda. In addition, these increasing cases arrive when the re-opening of public transport means nears as a measure of easing the lockdown.
According to MOH’s official communication through its social media platforms, 1835 samples were tested. In addition, 1477 samples of the total number were samples from the points of entry while the 358 were samples from the alerts and contacts.
Meanwhile, 52 new cases of coronavirus of the 84 were truck drivers of which 50 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu while the 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia.
In addition, 32 of the 84 new cases were contacts to the previously confirmed cases. In addition, and all these were under quarantine at the time of test.
The Ministry of Health through its official social media platforms posted the following message -:
“Today, 30 May, 2020, 84 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The total confirmed cases are now 413.
🔺52 new cases are truck drivers: 50 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, while 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia
🔺32 of the new confirmed cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. All were under quarantine at the time of test.
🔹Additionally, 51 positive foreign truck drivers were handed over to their country of origin
🔸Total Recoveries: 72
🔹Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 1,477
🔸Samples from alerts and contacts: 358
🔹Total samples tested today: 1,835,” MOH posted.
With the increasing numbers of cases of coronavirus in Uganda from the truck drivers, continue to keep a social distance. In addition, it is one of the quick measures to control the widespread of coronavirus.
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