Uganda’s virus figures continue to soar as 21 new cases are confirmed



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Uganda novel coronavirus disease case rose from one confirmed in March this year to 160 total cases as of Thursday 14 May 2020.

The government has been committed to seeing that infections and mass spread are contained across the country.

Through a number of restrictions, directives and guidelines – among them banning all public gatherings, public transportation, extended lockdown, among others, it has been “easy” for government to handle the pandemic.

All these have somewhat yielded fruits as there are no community infections and government is assured it has defeated the virus.

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However, on Thursday the Ministry of Health confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases from 1,593 samples of truck drivers tested.

“The new cases include: Ugandans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and South Sudanese who arrived via Mutukula, Busia and Elegu borders,” the Ministry said.

“All 303 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19. Total recoveries at 63,” according to the Ministry.

1, 896 total samples were tested today.


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