5 Tanzanian truck drivers recover from COVID-19 in NW Uganda


Five cross border truck drivers from Tanzania, who tested positive for COVID-19, have successfully completed their treatment in the northwestern Ugandan district of Arua, a top official said Wednesday.

Joyce Moriku Kaducu, minister of state for primary health care said in a tweet that the truck drivers who have recovered from the disease are set to be discharged from Arua Regional Referral Hospital.

The minister said that before they are discharged, their communities will be prepared to receive them.

“The number of recoveries in the country will rise to 61. I thank the medical staff and the district taskforce for the job well done,” Kaducu said.

Cross border truck drivers are Uganda’s new source of COVID-19 cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country currently has 126 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Enditem

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