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.

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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.

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