By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus – The conundrum of the truck drivers’ continuous transmission of COVID-19 into the country goes on as more 9 cases of the long-distance hauliers were confirmed yesterday.
The only other confirmed case on Monday, May 26 was of a Ugandan citizen, who is also a contact of a formerly confirmed positive case of the disease, which continues to pose the biggest problems to governments world over.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, took to her twitter page to announce the 10 new cases of COVID-19 in Uganda, bringing the total to 222.
"Today, 25 May 2020, results from samples tested confirmed 10 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 222,” Dr Aceng wrote.
“Nine out of the ten new cases are from Points of Entry while the only other case is a contact to a previously confirmed truck driver. The contact was under quarantine at the time of the test,” read her tweet.
As is the case since the President's directive, 30 positive foreign truck drivers were handed over to their country of origin.
Samples from Points of Entry tested yesterday were 1,037, while samples from community and contacts were 152, bringing the total samples tested yesterday to 1,189.
Uganda has so far had 86,714 people tested for COVID-19 according to Ministry of Health records.