COVID-19 cases in Uganda cross 1,000 mark

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A man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus walks in an empty taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on March 26, 2020. PHOTO | BADRU KATUMBA | AFP
A man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus walks in an empty taxi park in Kampala, Uganda, on March 26, 2020. PHOTO | BADRU KATUMBA | AFP

Uganda’s ministry of health on Thursday reported 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of registered cases in the country to 1,000.

The ministry in a statement issued here said out of the 3,316 samples collected over the past 24 hours, 12 Uganda nationals who returned from abroad, three Ugandan cross-border truck drivers and eight contacts and alert cases tested positive for the virus.

Additionally, 31 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 at Uganda’s border points of entry were not permitted into the country.

According to the ministry, Uganda has registered a total of 908 recoveries from the novel coronavirus and no death since the first case was reported on March 21.

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