11 Jul 2020 · The Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says that if the number is limited it will enable the health workers to manage the returnees, who are supposed to undergo institutional quarantine.
The six cases were part of 2,048 samples that were tested yesterday for the disease. Four of the confirmed cases were contacts from Busia, Malaba,Amuru and Kyotera district while two cases are from the Mutukula and Malaba points of entry.
The Imperial College London began human trials of their vaccine in June 2020 with a small dose of the vaccine being administered to a volunteer in West London. A total of 50 participants will take part in the trial to determine the safety and immunogenicity of the vaccine.
The six cases that were reported were part of 3,451 samples that were tested yesterday. Four of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who entered the country through the Malaba Point of entry while two are community cases from Moyo and Tororo districts
Data from the WHO shows that it took 12 weeks for the world to reach 400,000 cases of COVID-19. There have now been 11.4 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 535,000 deaths reported. As of today, 200,000 COVID-19 cases are being reported every day, across the world.
According to the health ministry, all persons who travelled with the positive case on July 5 from India are under observation and have been tested once for the disease. The positive case was also in quarantine by the time the virus was detected.