Five Tanzanian truck drivers discharged from Arua Hospital

The Ministry of Health has on Wednesday May 13 officially discharged five Tanzanian Truck drivers from Arua Referral Hospital who tested positive for COVID-19.

The official discharge was presided over by the State Minister for Primary Health Care Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu and a team from the World Health Organisation, the Ministry of Health and of COVID-19 task force officials.

Dr Joyce Moriku said that the truck drivers, who have spent 20 days in the Treatment Centre were discharged after testing negative to subsequent COVID-19 tests.

She said the discharged cured truckers shall remain at the treatment centre until a communication is received from the Embassy of Tanzania to receive and pick them.

Earlier reports indicated that Tanzania’s High Commissioner to Uganda would travel to Arua to officially receive the truck drivers for transportation back to home.

But Dr Moriku in her communication echoed that they had made efforts to get in touch with the Tanzanian Embassy officials in vain.

It still remains unclear as to why the Tanzanian Embassy officials failed to turn up and when they are likely to respond still remains unknown.

The RDC Arua Nahori Oya commended the district task force and the medical workers for a good job of ensuring that all the truck drivers recover.

The discharge of the truck drivers brings to 61, the number of recovered Covid-19 patients in Uganda.

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