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Archbishop Kazimba Calls for Vigilance as COVID-19 Cases Rise to 1,182 with 6 New Infections

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the most Rev Dr Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has called on Ugandans to be extra careful with the way they behave in the community in order not to contract the deadly Coronavirus, now that Uganda has continued to register cases of community transmission and fatalities.

Kazimba was preaching during the Sunday service at Namirembe.

“Now that COVID-19 is transmitted within the community, we must be careful and continue to observe instructions from the Ministry of Health and also continue being sensitive where we are. Those of you who are working wherever you are, please, masks should be on,” said Kazimba.

The Ministry of Health has on Sunday confirmed 6 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of infections in the country to 1,182.

The cases were confirmed from 2,907 samples tested for COVID-19 on Saturday.

“Results from COVID-19 tests done on August 1, 2020 confirm 6 new COVID-19 cases. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,182,” the Health Ministry announced.

The new cases include 2 truck drivers, 3 returnees and 1 alert.

The 2 truck drivers arrived into the country via Malaba border point, of the 3 returnees, 2 arrived from Somalia and 1 from Saudi Arabia while 1 alert is from Nakaseke district.

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Meanwhile, 5 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 and were denied entry into Uganda as per the presidential directive that only COVID-19 negative foreign truck drivers be permitted to enter into the country.

A total of 2,907 samples tested for COVID-19 on Saturday included 1,603 from points of entry and 1,304 from alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases.

Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 1,182 COVID-19 confirmed cases and 4 deaths.

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