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Uganda’s Covid-19 Cases Rise to 264

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Four new COVID-19 cases have been recorded by the Ministry of Health, bringing the number of cases in the country since the outbreak to 264.

Two of the four confirmed cases were picked from the community during the ongoing Rapid Community Assessment while the other two are Ugandan truck drivers who entered the country through the Mutukula border post.

The two community cases include a 28-year-old male in Buikwe district, a contact of a positive truck driver and the other community case is a 26-year-old male from Kyambogo, also a contact of another truck driver.

Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director-general of health services at the ministry of health says that the drivers were under quarantine.

On Tuesday 36 foreign truck drivers were sent back after they tested positive. 17 were Tanzanian, 15 Kenyans, three Eritreans and one Burundian.

According to the health ministry, the drivers were sent back because it is part of the country’s new guidelines.

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