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Uganda Registers 28 New Cases for Coronavirus, 7 Foreign Truck Drivers Blocked

Uganda registers 28 new cases for coronavirus as the East African country’s total number of confirmed cases on Wednesday (27th/May/2020) hit 281.

The twenty eight new cases are among the 2,004 samples that got tested at Central Public Health Laboratory (CPHL) and Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

Out of these, twenty one are cargo truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu border entry point whereas the other 7 are contacts to previously confirmed cargo truck drivers, who had been placed under quarantine at the time of test.

According to the Health service Director General, 7 cargo truck drivers have been denied entry in Uganda following Museveni’s instructions where he said that we should not treat foreign positive cases. The 7 positive foreign truck drivers include 1 Burundian, 1 Eritrean, 1 Congolese and four Tanzanians.

All the 548 samples from the community and their contacts tested negative.

The pearl of Africa has so far registered 69 recoveries of coronavirus and no fatalities.

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