Uganda’s COVID-19 cases rise to 116 as 2 truck drivers test positive

FILE PHOTO: A woman hawks merchandise past transit trucks at Mpondwe border that separates Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Mpondwe, Uganda, June 14, 2019. REUTERS/James Akena/File Photo

Two more truck drivers have tested positive for coronavirus in Uganda bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 116, the Ministry of Health said.

The confirmed cases are among 1,913 truck drivers whose samples were tested on Saturday.

“The new cases are: 40-year-old Kenyan and 30-year-old Uganda truck drivers who arrived via Malaba and Mirama Hills point of entry, respectively. Efforts to track them are underway,” the Ministry said on their social media platforms.

To date, the ministry has tested a total of 56,767 samples.