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