The new cases are again cargo truck drivers from Kenya who entered the country in Eastern part via Malaba border entry point. The patients are both Eritrean and Kenyan nationals. These were among the 3,071 cargo truck drivers whose samples were tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).
♦️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
🔸All 438 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19
🔹Total COVID-19 confirmed cases: 100
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) May 6, 2020
UVRI tested a total of 3,507 samples on Wednesday. All the 438 samples from the community tested negative for covid-19.
Ministry of Health urges Ugandans to stay away from the truck drivers to stop the spread of the covid-19.
— Ainebyoona Emmanuel (@ainbyoo) May 6, 2020
As the country’s confirmed cases rises to 100, Ministry of Health is conducting a community survey to discover the level of community transmissions in Uganda.
World Health Organization(WHO) receives an average of 80,000 positive cases everyday, according to the Organisation’s Director General Mr Tedros Adhanom who spoke to journalists on Tuesday.
Although the positive cases are decreasing in Western Europe, the Organisation noted that more cases are being reported every single day from Eastern Europe, South-East Asia, America and Africa. The number of cases in the whole world has exceeded 3.5 million, with over 245,000 fatalities.
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