Museveni Rules Out Stopping Cargo Truck Drivers from Entering Uganda
Uganda can’t afford stopping truck drivers from entering the country since it is a landlocked country, President Yoweri Museveni has said.
He was speaking during the flagging off vehicles donated by different people and organisations towards the fight against Covid-19.
Museveni said Uganda’s solution lays in making sure that the truck drivers that are allowed in the country are free of the virus.
This comes just a few hours after Uganda registering the highest cases of coronavirus in a single day.
Last night, the Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng, tweeted that 11 truck drivers; six from Tanzania and five from Kenya had tested positive for the virus. This brought the total positive cases to 74.
Museveni said that Aceng who’s attending the East African Community ministers’ of health meeting has been given Uganda’s position to relay to the community.
Part of these solutions includes deploying rapid testing at the border so that drivers know their status before entering the country.
He thanked Ugandans for being vigilant and reporting any suspected coronavirus cases. He said with such an awaken population; the country will defeat the virus.