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Uganda’s Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of revised infections in the country to 160.

Out of 2,101 samples collected from cross-border drivers and 628 from the community tested, 10 Ugandan truck drivers and five cases under quarantine turned positive for the virus, said the statement.

“21 positive foreign truck drivers handed over to their country of origin,” said statement.

So far 145 foreign truck drivers who have tested positive at Uganda’s common borders have been handed over to their country of origin following the presidential directive to revise the number of infections, according to the ministry.

President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday directed for deduction of all foreign truck drivers who test positive on the country’s common borders from Uganda’s COVID-19 confirmed case count.

Out of the 160 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 66 have recovered and no death recorded from the respiratory disease. Enditem

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