By Shamim Nateebwa
The ministry of health has announced 15 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 160.
According to the director general of health services Dr. Henry Mwebesa, 10 of these are truck drivers who arrived via Elegu, while 5 are from community samples.
All community cases were under quarantine at the time of test and the 21 positive foreign truck drivers have been handed over to their country of origin.
The total number of foreign truck drivers handed over to their respective countries of origin since presidential directive on separating Ugandans and cases of foreigners is 145.
Samples of truck drivers tested yesterday were 2,101, community samples tested were 628, which brings to 2,729 the tests done yesterday.
Uganda has 66 COVID-19 recoveries, with no related death.