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Uganda’s Coronavirus Cases Hit 139 As 13 New Truck Drivers Test Positive

As most Ugandans still under pandemic lockdown, Ministry of Health has on 13th May 2020 confirmed thirteen new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of positive cases to 139 in Uganda.

Among the 13 new cases, seven are Ugandans, five Kenyans and one Eritrean who arrived from the republic of Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya via Malaba. Elegu and Mutukula border entry points.

The new positive cases are among the 1,741 samples of truck drivers who were tested yesterday. All 363 community samples tested negative for coronavirus. Total samples tested yesterday were 2,104.

The Ministry put in place call center lines which are decongested and the capacity has been enhanced to serve Ugandans better.  Please call 0800-100-066, 0800-203-033 or 0800-303-033 to report any suspected cases of covid-19 or any information of coronavirus.

Currently, the East African country has 55 recoveries and no one has died of the deadly virus. 1,103 are under quarantine.

Organisations and individuals are still donating food and other items to help in the institutional quarantine centers across the country and vulnerable Ugandans badly affected by the pandemic lockdown.

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