Covid-19: Uganda’s cases hits 413 after addition of 84 positive new cases

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Uganda’s Ministry of Health has today confirmed 84 more positive cases, the highest number registered in a single day since the first case was confirmed in the country in March this year.

Out of this figure, 52 cases are truck drivers, 50 of whom arrived from South Sudan as two arrived from Kenya. “All were under quarantine at the time of testing,” stated a post on the ministry’s social media platforms.

So far, 72 individuals have recovered and recovered and also discharged from hospitals across the country.

As of Saturday, the total number of people tested is 1,835. Community contact with truck drivers might raise risks to the spread of the pandemic, said the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, Dr Diana Atwine.

President Museveni on Monday, June 1, 2020, is expected to give further guidance on matters regarding the pandemic and the way forward. On the same date, form six students are resuming their studies as others await for the way forward from the President.

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