Covid-19 Update: Uganda’s coronavirus cases increase by 12 infections as Ministry of Health lifts travel ban on Arua

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Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng
Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng

The Ministry of Health confirmed 12 new coronavirus infections on Sunday — extending Uganda’s cumulative total confirmed cases to 1,025.

The new cases include seven truck drivers from Malaba (5), Mirama Hills and Elegu and five community infections from the the districts of Tororo (2), Lira (2), and one from Cyanika border area.

Additionally, 17 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has lifted the ban on public transport in Arua.

In a letter dated July 10 addressed to the Resident City Commissioner Arua Nahori Oya and also the chairperson Arua district COVID-19 task force, the State Minister for Health Robinah Nabbanja, said that movement of buses, taxis and other forms of public transport should resume operations.

She however added that the operators should observe the covid-19 directives.

Nahori Oya the RCC Arua warned the bus and taxi operators against transporting passengers from DRC and South Sudan since they are not allowed to enter into the country.

He also warned buses from Arua travelling to Kampala not to make stopovers in Nebbi and Packwach since they are still on lockdown.


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