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MOH Developing Operating Procedures for Truck Drivers

Giving an update on the COVID -19 outbreak in the country this afternoon, Aceng said over 2000 have been tested and two laboratory equipment have been procured and will be in the country by tomorrow and that these will quicken testing drivers at the congested points.
18 Apr 2020 18:14

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The  Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has said that they are developing standard operating procedures for truck drivers after three tested positive for COVID-19. 

Among those that tested positive include a Ugandan, a Kenyan and the latest being the Tanzanian truck driver who was tested at the Uganda Tanzania border in Mutukula. 

Giving an update on the COVID -19 outbreak in the country on Saturday, Aceng said over 2,000 truck drivers have been tested. 

She adds that two laboratory equipment has been procured and will be in the country by Sunday. The equipment will quicken the testing of drivers at the congested points. 

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She added that health workers manning the various points have been increased too.  

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Aceng, however, notes that while they continue testing more drivers they will need more test kits which will be discussed with other members of the East African Community.

She said already truck drivers who are now the biggest threat and yet can’t be stopped because of their role of transporting essentials needed during the lockdown are being tracked to avoid having them deviate from the routes that have been designated.

Uganda currently has a total of 55 positive cases.  

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