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COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Records 100 Cases of Coronavirus

By Agnes Kiconco

KIU, Main Campus - Uganda has recorded two more cases of Coronavirus, summing up the overall number of cases to 100.

The above, was confirmed by the Ministry of Health via Twitter on Wednesday, 6th May, where the ministry announced the test results of the 3,509 samples taken.

"Today, 6 May, 2020, 2 new COVID-19 case confirmed from 3,071 samples of truck drivers. The 2 new cases arrived from Kenya via Malaba; and are Eritrean and Kenyan nationalities," the ministry revealed.

On the other hand, all 438 community samples tested negative for COVID-19. 

"All 438 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19.Total COVID-19 confirmed  cases: 100. Total samples tested today: 3,509. Total discharges: 55," added the ministry.

With the recent cases being truck drivers, the public has expressed increased concern since the drivers could be a threat by spreading the virus, however much they are needed to transport cargo to and from Uganda, so as to boost trade and other sectors.

Due to this tension, several Ugandans have come up to plead with the government, to employ measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus among truck drivers and the community.

"When will you guys see the danger these truck drivers are bringing to our country.... They're all acting like untouchables," tweeted a concerned Ugandan.

"Please employ people to take over this cargo transporting once the cargo reaches ug......GOVT should really be smarter than this," tweeted another in response to the ministry's COVID-19 update.

With all the above in mind, the government looks forward to easing the tension among Ugandans, by taking more measures to protect the nationals and also continue to trade with other countries so as to support the country's economy.


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