By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has this morning confirmed 8 new COVID-19 cases from a total sample of 2,526 tests that were done yesterday, June 16.
The eight cases include two cases that are truck drivers from Kenya via the Malaba Point of Entry, two cases are a turn boy and clearing agent from Elegu Point of Entry.
Four of the cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include 2 from Kampala who were under quarantine at the time of the test, 1 from Moyo who was under quarantine at the time of the test and a traveller from DRC through "a porous border in Kasese District." He was identified by the community who alerted the ministry and they immediately put him in quarantine.
16 truck foreign truck drivers that tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective countries.
Currently, Uganda has registered 409 COVID-19 recoveries according to a press statement released by the ministry this morning.