Uganda’s Covid-19 cases rise to 212

Monday May 25 2020

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A health worker takes a sample from a truck driver undergoing a test for Covid-19 coronavirus in Busia, a town bordering with Uganda in western Kenya on May 14, 2020. PHOTO | BRIAN ONGORO | AFP 

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Uganda's confirmed Covid-19 rose to 212, as more people who came into contact with truck drivers tested positive.

The confirmed cases came from 1,739 samples tested on Sunday.

The Ministry of Health said they were all under quarantine at the time of test.

More than 1,500 people are under quarantine at 150 sites in the country, majority of which are located in the northern part of the country.

The country also denied entry to five Tanzanian truck drivers who tested positive at the border.

Previously, truck drivers were allowed to enter the country before getting their results and would be tracked if their tests returned positive.


However, the truck driver now have to wait for their results. If they test positive, foreign drivers are denied entry while Ugandan drivers are immediately taken for treatment.