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UGANDA: Record 84 test positive May 30

FILE PHOTO: A health worker takes a sample from a truck driver undergoing a test for COVID-19 coronavirus in Busia, a town bordering with Uganda in western Kenya on May 14, 2020. Truck drivers have the highest number of confirmed cases. PHOTO AFP

🔺 May 30th – new COVID-19 cases 84
🔺 Total confirmed cases 413.
🔺 50 new cases are from South Sudan point of entry
🔺 32 new cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers.

🔹51 positive foreign truck drivers were handed over to their country of origin
🔸Total Recoveries: 72
🔹Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 1,477
🔸Samples from community and contacts: 358
🔹Samples tested today: 1,835


Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s confirmed COVID-19 cases shot past 400 Saturday as  the Ministry of Health announced the highest number of positives ever got in a single day — 84 .

The previous highest number on a single day since tests began in March was 36 on May 28. Uganda’s revised total confirmed cases now rise to 413.

The single daily previous highest was 43 on May 15th, but only 17 of those were Ugandans.

Uganda last week revised its confirmed cases figures, cutting of hundreds of truck drivers from neigbouring countries.

Today, another 251 positive foreign truck drivers were turned back to their countries of origin .



  1. Robert P Sombe

    UG should consider cross border relay truck driving. It does not make much sense allowing innocent(negative) UG truck drivers to cross borders to contact the disease. Very soon we shall have all truck drivers under quarantine and no more drivers to cross borders to import/export our goods. Which sense will this have made!

    EAC heads should address the challenges of relay driving and urgently adopt the system. Otherwise all our borders will soon be completely locked as all our drivers will under quarantine.

    • Ugandans we are to suffer till the end because of these unstoppable trucks. Innocently getting infected on behalf of others, now when all drivers get infected what will be the solution?? God should be on our side ##citizens the so called pipo at the back

  2. Trucks drivers re risking their own lives by entering in another country yet theiy is high risk of covid 19 in those countries why can u wait
    The best thing to do is to stop en wait rather than waiting 4 someone to stop u or getting infection

  3. Pliz pipo in gov’t we are tired of suffering innocently in the expense of truck driver carrying on with pipo’s business’ ‘

  4. Enougth is enougth! no in no out .stop politicising citizen of uganda.

  5. Y cnt Mzee deployee all the security enforcement across the borders so that no entry and trucks be put at a halt for a mean time . Otherwise the worst is coming!

  6. We really need God’s hand in these thing

  7. What was the point of lockdown in the first place if we are then allowing truck drivers to come and infect us? Tgr truck druvers are clearly not observing rhr guidelines.
    The Covid 19 Task Force has failed us in this regard.
    I suggest we close the Sudan border as we figure out a solid solution for this issue. Otherwise we have undone all the good we achieved by the rapid responce in thr wake of covid 19. For God and my country!

  8. Danison Katungi

    No no no no why government don’t close all borders! Oba econome egwa naye sibantu kufa njala

  9. Relay driving is the thing

  10. The president needs to impose total lockdown in order to minimize the new cases of covid 19 in the country

  11. Niwasasira osbert

    The govt should stop truck drivers from entering Uganda,stop public,private transport etc.

  12. Ban drivers seriously

  13. Plz mzeei museveni y do we suffer be’se of other pipo. We are tied of carrying other pipo’s crosses. Gov’t where U?

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