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COVID-19: Truck drivers hit highest figure of 21

A truck driver wearing a protective facemask as a measure to fight against the spread of the COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), drives from Kenya to Uganda and prepares to pass the bordering city of Malaba, on April 29, 2020.

🔸 21 new cases (truck drivers)
✳ 67,171 UG Tests done
✳ 160 Confirmed cases
✳ 63 Recoveries
✳ 0 deaths

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has just confirmed the country’s highest number of COVID-19 positive tests in a day – 21 of them, all truck drivers.

This is the third time in a week that a high figure is confirmed on a single day for Uganda. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 160.

All 21 are truck drivers – Ugandans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and South Sudanese who arrived via Mutukula, Busia and Elegu borders. The previous highest, 13, was yesterday, and earlier on May 8th.

The only positive for the country from the results was that tests from the community for a fifth straight day registered no positive.



  1. Covid 19 will never end and it is just a trap where by many countries have fallen in it as countries are diverted from other communicable and killer diseases such as malaria,Aids etc yet claiming lives of many and is not noticed thus reduction of population indirectly as they want so we need to wake up as Africans.

      • Banaki Yehoyada

        Well, this pandemic can only be managed by discipline of the population, nothing else. In events where people’s discipline is compromised by psycho social challenges like inadequacies of food, shelter, medical care etc, government should play a leader role in providing these necessities not only in the urban areas but also in the rural poor.
        All civil servants and private sector employees salary should be cut by 50% to support Covid 19 relief programmes with no any bias of mismanagement from the task forces and our leaders.

  2. May the Lord just Protect the World 🗺 because COVID19 is not a joke. Let’s all follow measures’ and stay At Home 🏠

  3. Am still wandering how comes u close where there is no problem and u leave where there is a problem
    Your saying that your closing bodars where are truck drivers passing

  4. Let people understand what you doing. where there is problem, u leave where there no problem u close.u should know that your punishing people.

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