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Uganda Registers 13 New COVID-19 Cases


Uganda has registered 13 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest number in a single day. This brings to 114, the number of confirmed Covid19 cases in Uganda.

The 13 cases were identified from the 2,421 samples collected from truck drivers on May 8th, 2020.

According to the breakdown, 7 of the new cases are Kenyans, 4 Ugandans and 2 Tanzanian nationals.

All the 740 samples collected from the community members tested negative for Coronavirus.

The Health Ministry, says they have commenced tracking the drivers and will inform the public accordingly.

According to Dr. Diana Atwine, the Health Ministry, Permanent Secretary, they are working hard to ensure that the testing kicks off at the border.

She also called on Ugandans to wear face masks as Covid19 takes root in Africa, adding that prevention is better than cure.

The new cases come ahead of national prayers at State House Entebbe later today hosted by President, Yoweri Museveni.

The total number of recovered cases in the country stands at 55.



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