Uganda's Coronavirus confirmed cases now 97
May 05, 2020 05:52 PM @ugandaonline
The Ministry of Health has confirmed that out of the 2,061 samples that were tested, 8 were positive and two of them were community cases, while the six were truck drivers that entered the country through the border points of Malaba and Mutukula.
Uganda will soon have over 100 COVID-19 cases
During the 13th Presidential COVID-19 address yesterday the confirmed cases were 89, but now, Uganda is left with 3 cases to hit 100.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, 8 cases were confirmed. Six out of the eight were truck drivers while two cases were from the community.
Five of the truck drivers arrived via Malaba border post while one arrived via Mutukula border post.
One of the community cases was from Kyotera while the other, a truck driver was from Mutukula. The total number of discharged cases is 55.
Uganda is now under the third phase of the lockdown that will last two weeks starting tomorrow. Movement of private and public vehicles are some of the restrictions that are still on in these 14 days. The only private cars that are allowed to move are those that have been authorized by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC).
However, churches, schools and other entertainment venues that normally attract large numbers are not allowed to open at this time as they could easily lead to a spike in infections.
The number of Coronavirus cases worldwide is now 3,671,548 while 1,211,178 have recovered, unfortunately, 253,230 lives have been lost.
All Schools in Uganda were closed on March 18, 2020 and at that time, Uganda had no confirmed case, but the global confirmed cases were 218,863 and 8,983 deaths.
A month later, the global deaths had shot to 162,893 while the confirmed global cases were 2,330,764.
With the global infections about to hit 4Million and Uganda cases about to hit 100 in less than two months, wearing of face masks have become compulsory for everyone who is out there in the public on top of other restrictions that are already in place.
Boda-Boda's are still not allowed to carry passengers. You can either use a bus, owned or hired by the employer to go to work, walk or use a bicycle.
A quick look at how Uganda's neighboring countries are faring in terms of Coronavirus cases, it turns out that Burundi has 15 cases with no deaths, South Sudan has 52 cases with no deaths, Uganda follows in that order with 97, Congo 236 cases with 10 deaths, Rwanda 261 cases with no deaths, Tanzania has 480 with 16 deaths, Kenya has 535 with 24 cases.
In light of the above, the President appealed to all Ugandans to follow the guidelines.