Amuru, Dokolo and Moyo contacts test positive for Covid-19



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Kampala—11, June 2020: On Thursday morning, the Ministry of Health confirmed 14 new Covid-19 cases for Wednesday out of 2,321 samples taken on 10, June 2020.

In a press release dated 11, June 2020, Dr Henry Mwebesa, Director General Health Services, says six new cases were among 1,260 samples tested from Points of Entry while eight new cases were among 1,061 samples of alerts and contacts. All confirmed cases are Ugandans.

The country’s total confirmed COvid-19 cases are now 679.

“Additionally, 30 foreign truck drivers: 19 Kenyans, 8 Tanzanians, 2 Eritreans and 1 Burundian tested positive for Covid-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin,” Dr Mwebesa added.

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Confirmed cases

  • Three of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry.
  • Two of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula Point of Entry while one case is a truck driver who arrived through Lamwo district.
  • Eight of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include: 3 contacts from Kampala who were under quarantine at the time of test 2 cases from Amuru; 2 from Dokolo and 1 from Moyo districts.

“To date, Uganda has registered a total of 120 Covid-19 recoveries and no Covid-19 related death,” Dr Mwebesa says.

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