Another 21 truck drivers have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease COVID-19, according to results released by the health ministry this morning.
This brings the number of confirmed cases to 248.
At least 17 out of the 21 cases were collected at the Elegu point of entry, three were from Mutukula and one from Malaba.
The tests were part of 1,324 that were carried out on Sunday.
Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services says the delay in releasing the results was caused by a late start of testing at the Central Public Health Laboratory.
He adds that the health ministry is working towards installing Genexpert machines at points of entry in order to ensure that results are released on time.
This will make sure that drivers know their COVID-19 status before they are allowed to enter the country.