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Two COVID-19 Positive Truck Drivers Intercepted in Gulu, Amuru

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Two truck drivers who tested positive for Corona virus were this morning intercepted in Gulu and Amuru District.

The drivers of trucks registration number KCY 263X/ZG 1891 and KAX 598R/ZD 8412, both Kenyan nationals were intercepted at Sultan Energy Petrol Station in Layibi Division in Gulu and Atiak Town Council in Amuru district respectively.

The two entered Uganda through Malaba border post in Kenya on Sunday.

One of the trucks arrived at Sultan Energy Petrol Station this morning to offload petroleum products while the other was transporting cement to South Sudan.

Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema said that the district taskforces received information of the results of the two and their routes which consequently led to their interception.

They have now been transferred to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.

The cases were part of 1,498 samples that were tested on Sunday.

This brings the number of infected drivers who have tested positive to over 61 as of today and five the number of drivers being treated at the government health facility for Covid-19.

Uganda has so far confirmed 121 cases of COVID-19, according to the Health Ministry.

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