New Covid-19 patient enters Uganda despite closed borders

Uganda has confirmed two new cases of Covid-19, including a Burundian refugee who is said to have arrived into the country through Tanzania.

He arrived in Uganda on 12 April and had been in quarantine at the time of the test.

Though Uganda closed its borders a month ago, it is difficult to police all entry points, as many tend to be informal crossings through village paths.

Last week, Uganda also started testing all inter-state long-distance truck drivers driving to or through the country.

Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan are the only East African Community countries that have not introduced total lockdown as a pandemic control measure.

Uganda has conducted more than 13,700 tests for Covid-19, with 58 returning positive results.

Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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