A Ugandan Cargo truck driver that tested positive of Covid-19 was on Monday intercepted at Bunagana in Kisoro District and swiftly whisked away to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.
He is among the 30 confirmed cases that were announced on Monday.
Speaking to our reporter, Dr Stephen Nsabiyunva the Kisoro District health officer said that the patient was driving a truck with Uganda registration plate UBF 112K belonging to Spedag interfreight company. He was isolated in his truck and later evacuated to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.
He says that the patient went into the Democratic Republic of Congo through Mpondwe Border post in Kasese district one month ago and might have been infected in Beni (DRC) since he had tested negative when he left Uganda.
Dr Nsabiyunva says that samples were taken from him and taken to the laboratory at Mutukula and results came out positive.
Dr. Nsabiyunva added that three of the people who had been moving with him as well the boy who was washing his truck have been taken in quarantine at Kisoro hospital as they monitor them.
This is the second Covid-19 patient that Kabale regional referral Hospital has admitted. Daudi Ali, a Kenyan driver was discharged after being treated for close to three weeks.
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