KAMPALA: Whereas Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health launched the Ministry of Health Call The Clinic [MoH CTC] Mobile App for individuals to alert the ministry on new signs and symptoms of Corona Virus for quick diagnosis linkages, the upsurging numbers of truck drivers testing positive for COVID-19 remains a great threat not only to the Ministry but also to the entire country.
Results of the samples from COVID-19 suspected persons tested yesterday Thursday May28th, 2020 by the MoH indicated that 36 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed increasing the number of infections in the country to 317.
According to the statement issued by the ministry, 24 new cases are of truck drivers who entered Uganda through different entry points.
These includes; 20 truck drivers who entered via Elegu border, 2 truck drivers entered the country via Malaba and 1 entered via Lia entry point in Arua.
The ministry further stated that the other 12 cases (which make up 36) are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers. These according to the ministry were under mandatory quarantine by the time of testing.
Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health revealed that 26 positive foreign truck drivers were yesterday handed over to their countries of origin.
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Furthermore, reports by the ministry indicates that a total of 2,230 samples were tested yesterday.
“Samples from entry points tested today are; 1,428 while Samples tested from community and alerts are; 802,” reports MoH.
The number of corona virus recoveries in Uganda still stands at 69 cases and there’s no any registered death cases.
As a mean of providing quick responses to the communities regarding the spread of the virus and combating it as well, Ministry of Health Uganda launched a Mobile App for individuals to alert the ministry on signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and get linked to diagnosis.
Dr Diana Atwiine, the PS Ministry of Health launched the Mobile App yesterday.
According to Atwiine, the Ministry of Health Call The Clinic [MoH CTC] can be accessed via: www.health.go.ug .
She further stated that individuals can install the Mobile App from Google Play Store pledging that it shall soon be available on Apple.