Uganda has confirmed 23 new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number of infections to 1,000.
According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 12 are Ugandan nationals who returned from abroad [eight from Afghanistan, three from DRC, and one from South Sudan].
They were all under quarantine by the time the tests were conducted.
“Three are truck drivers who arrived via Mutukula , Afoji and Madi Opei points of entry while eight are contacts and and alerts[ four from Tororo and four from Hoima,Luwero, Kyotera and Arua districts],” the Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
On the other hand, 31 foreign truck drivers [24 Kenyans, three Tanzanians, two Congolese, one Rwandan and one South Sudanese] who tested positive for covid-19 at the border points of entry were sent back to their countries of origin.
Up to date, Uganda has registered a total of 903 covid-19 recoveries and no death is recorded.
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