National—13, July 2020: A border district in Uganda, Amuru continues to contribute to Covid-19 national tally ‘every day’ new cases are confirmed.
To prove this, results from samples tested on 10 July that confirmed seven new cases, three were alerts from Amuru.
A day before, on 9 July this year, out of six confirmed cases, four were contacts and alerts from Malaba, Busia, Amuru and Kyotera districts.
Moving forward, Covid-19 samples tested on Sunday 12, June 2020 confirmed four new cases from 1,702 samples tested. According to the Ministry of Health, the cumulative confirmed cases is now 1,029.
Of the four new cases, two are truck drivers and two are alerts from Amuru and Isingiro districts, Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, Director General Health Services says.
According to Dr Mwebesa, regarding Ugandan truck drivers, one arrived from Kerwa Point of Entry in Yumbe district while the other arrived from Democratic Republic of Congo via Mpondwe Point of Entry in Kasese district.
Eighteen foreign truck drivers, fourteen Kenyans, two Tanzanians, one Rwandese and one Congolese tested positive for Covid-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into Uganda was not permitted.
To date, Dr Mwebesa adds, Uganda has registered a total of 977 Covid-19 recoveries and no related death.
“…the cumulative total of samples tested are 228,105.”