Kampala—26, May 2020: On Monday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 10 new novel coronavirus disease cases, out of 1,189 samples tested.
The total COVID-19 confirmed cases are now 222, according to the Health Ministry.
It further added that nine  new cases were from the Points of Entry, while one  new case is a contact to a previously confirmed truck driver.
“The contact was under quarantine at the time of test.”
Thirty  positive foreign truck drivers were handed over to their country of origin, Ministry’s statement reads.
Uganda has 69 COVID-19 recoveries.
On Monday, 1,037 samples were tested from Points of Entry; they also tested 152 samples from community and contacts.
With extended lockdown, Uganda’s private car owners have resumed transportation amidst strict police rules.
A fortnight ago, the Ministry of Health launched a new health campaign dubbed #Tonsemberera. Loosely translated as “Keep Your Distance”, the campaign demands that every Ugandan must observe a four meter distance while in public.
This is on top of a mandatory wearing of facemask for everybody in public.
The Ministry believes that by everyone obeying social distance [#Tonsemberera], the country will fight mass infections and virus spread among the community.