Uganda delete foreign truck drivers from national tally, cases reduce to 145

Uganda has recorded ten cases of COVID-19 last evening with nine truck drivers and one of them being a contact to the previously confirmed truck driver.

The Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng says, Uganda has deducted all other nationalities from the national tally bringing the number down to 145.

This happened following a Presidential Directive of deducting all foreign truck drivers from Uganda’s case count.

Dr. Aceng now said confirmed COVID-19 cases stand at 145.

Last month, World Health Organization International Health Regulations directed that every case that is confirmed for COVID-19 should be registered and treated at the host country, a directive President Museveni contested.

President Museveni directed the Ministry of Health to immediately stop capturing any COVID-19 foreigners including truck drivers as Uganda’s confirmed cases.

According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the director-general of health services at the ministry of health says Uganda now has 89 admitted COVID-19 patients who are all in a stable condition with 65 recoveries.

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