By Leonard Kamugisha AKIDA
A 43yr-old Tanzanian contact of the former Truck driver who earlier tested positive for COVID-19 on 17thApril, is one of the two persons that tested positive for the virus.
Ministry of Health Uganda reports on two new cases of corona virus both of whom are Tanzanian national truck drivers who were tested today increasing the total number of confirmed cases in Uganda to 63.
According to MoH press statement dated Wednesday April22nd,2020, by Dr Henry G Mwebesa, Director General services, the second case is a 35yr-old Truck driver from Dar el salaam who entered Uganda via Mutukula border point. His samples were taken and tested positive.
Mwebesa revealed that efforts to evacuate him to Entebbe Grade B hospital for further treatments are underways.
According to a statement, none of these persons had corona virus symptomsm.
Meanwhile, 7 more patients were discharged today at Mulago National Specialized hospital and Entebbe Grade B hospital upon testing COVID-19 negative twice within a period of 24hrs. These included 3from Mulago, 4from Entebbe Grade B hospitals.
These seven recoveries bring a total number of discharged cases in Uganda to 45 while active cases remain 18.
A clarion by the MoH about the alleged covid-19 case in Mbarara shows thatthe Kenyan truck driver who was earlier today intercepted in Ruti Trading Centre by the vigilant locals tested negative.
“Mbarara Regional Referral has no any case of COVID-19,” MoH clarifies.
The alleged truck driver reportedly entered the country through Malaba border from Kenya. The locals intercepted him after long suspicions. However, up on tests his results were negative. The ministry has not however given details about his further movements.