COVID-19: 4 More Tanzanian Truck Drivers Test Positive in Uganda

At least four new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed this Sunday in Uganda.

This was out of the 1,578 samples tested among truck drivers

“All new confirmed cases are Tanzanian truck drivers who arrived via Mutukula border,” said Health Ministry in a brief statement.

“411 samples from communities tested negative for COVID-19.”

This brings the confirmed COVID-19 cases to 79.

Uganda is taking firmer steps to manage the movement of truck drivers some of whom have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days.

Kenyan and Tanzanian truck drivers usually go through Ugandan borders only for their tests results to be confirmed positive while on the mainland.

This has undermined the country’s strategies aimed at combating the novel virus.

Uganda has since maintained a lockdown, night curfew and suspended gatherings to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

4 Tanzanian and 6 Kenyan truck drivers who recently tested positive for COVID-19 were returned to their respective countries.

Tanzania has so far recorded 299 cases of Coronavirus in the last few weeks.

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