The COVID-19 cases have risen to 139 after 13-truck drivers tested positive on Wednesday. Among those whose sample tested positive include seven uganda seven Ugandans, five Kenyans and one Eritrean who arrived from Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya via Mutukula, Elegu and Malaba border points respectively.
According to the ministry of healthy the 13 cases are among the 2104 samples of the truck drivers that were tested yesterday at the Uganda virus institute.
Over 2,000 contacts of all the other truck drivers who tested positive earlier have been followed up by the ministry of health.
Presidents of the East African Community yesterday agreed to carry out double testing of drivers to minimize the spread of the disease. Drivers will be tested in their countries and only allowed to drive once they test negative. They will also have to undergo another test when entering another country.
In the same way, the health ministry officials are eager to introduce new testing methods that will allow for more controlled movement of drivers.
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