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Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Now 260

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 260, after another 12 truck drivers tested positive for the disease.

All the 12 cases are Ugandan truck drivers who entered the country using different points of entry on Monday. To date over 160 drivers have tested positive.

Following the President’s directive that only drivers who test negative would enter the country, 32 drivers who tested positive were sent back to their countries of origin.

Some of the drivers had entered the country using the Mutukula point of entry where government has installed a Genexpert machine that had the ability to produce results in 45 minutes.

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the minister of health over the weekend said that Uganda would only treat Ugandan and South Sudanese drivers.

 

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