The fresh cases are among the 1,838 samples from the regional cargo truck drivers that were tested on Friday (15th May-2020).
The breakdown of the new cases according to point of entry and nationality is:
Elegu point of entry: 15 Ugandans, 9 Kenyans, 4 Eritreans
Mutukula point of entry: 5 Tanzanians, 1 Burundian
Malaba point of entry: 5 Kenyans, 2 Ugandans, 1 Burundian
1 nationality unknown
All 720 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19. Total COVID-19 recoveries: 63 Total samples tested today: 2558
The Minister of Health, Jane Aceng and State Minister for Health in charge of General Duties, Hon. Robinah Nabbanj commissioned the first Port Health laboratory in Mutukula, Uganda. This is a gene expert laboratory with 2 machines and capacity to run 64 samples per hour.
The port health laboratory houses 2 gene expert machines and each machine runs 32 samples per hour making a total of 64 samples run hourly. Thank you to our health workers for your commitment and hard work.
God bless you. pic.twitter.com/7wSDU12wWL
— Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng (@JaneRuth_Aceng) May 15, 2020
All truck drivers arriving via Mutukula point of entry will be tested for COVID-19 and results given within 45 minutes. “If you are found positive, you cannot proceed with your journey..if you’re negative, you are released,’Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said.
Positive patients will be treated at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital. However, if the truck driver is non-Ugandan, he/she will be given two options:
1. Stay in Uganda and receive treatment
2. If he/she wants to go their home country, they will be appropriately guided to do so.
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