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MoH confirms 32 new Covid-19 cases on 1 June ahead of public transport resumption

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Last Updated on: 2nd June 2020, 12:53 pm


Kampala—2, June 2020: While addressing the nation on Monday night, President Museveni allowed public transport to resume on 4, June 2020.

The President, however, issued stringent rules, among them: carrying half of the vehicles full capacity, wearing of facemask by all, use of sanitizers, and keeping social distance.

That time he was addressing the country, Uganda had confirmed 457 total Covid-19 cases and 72 recoveries.

Announcing Monday’s positive results on Tuesday morning, the Ministry of Health confirmed 32 new cases for July 1.

The country’s total Covid-19 cases stand at 489

“19 of the new cases are truck drivers. 14 from Elegu, 2 from Malaba, 2 from Busia and 1 from Mutukula,” the Ministry added.

The Ministry also confirmed that 13 cases were among contacts and alerts. 2,222 total samples were tested on Monday, Dr Olaro Charles, on behalf of Director General Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa, says in a press release dated 2, June 2020

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“All the confirmed cases are Ugandans. Nineteen of the new confirmed cases are from 1,693 samples from Points of Entry while thirteen are from 423 samples of contacts of contacts and alerts. All samples of health workers tested negative for the disease,” Dr Olaro’s press statement further reads.

He added that 25 foreign drivers, 9 Tanzanians, 12 Kenyans, 1 Eritrean, 1 Congolese and one truck driver whose identity was not captured tested positive for Covid-19 and were handed back to their respective countries of origin.

“Thirteen of the confirmed cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include: 7 from Kyotera, 2 from Tororo, 1 from Wakiso, 1 from Yumbe, 1 from Mpigi and 1 from Gomba districts. All were under quarantine at the time of test.”

Currently, the Ministry of Health says there are 391 admitted Covid-19 confirmed cases in 15 Referral Hospitals in the country, and all are in stable condition. There are now 79 registered recoveries and no death.

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