The minister of health, Uganda, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has thanked health workers, security agencies and the Ugandan Revenue Authority for adhering to standard operating procedures (SOP) for screening of immigrants at the border.
The SOP was developed by the Ugandan ministry of health for COVID-19.
The minister disclosed this during her visit to Elegu border – the border between South Sudan and Uganda.
She also expressed satisfaction with the fact that the staff at the border were carrying out swift screening of truck drivers.
Today,I visited Elegu border, the border between Uganda and South Sudan to assess the COVID-19 response activities. I commend the health workers ,security and @URAuganda staff for adhering to @MinofHealthUG SOPs and ensuring swift screening and testing of truck drivers pic.twitter.com/DbIVWQHlea— Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng (@JaneRuth_Aceng) May 8, 2020
As at May 28, 2020, there are 317 cases of COVID-19 in Uganda. Of the 36 cases that tested positive on 28th of May, 24 were truck drivers and 12 were contacts of truck drivers that were previously confirmed for COVID-19.
Today, 28 May, 2020, 36 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The total confirmed cases are now 317.— Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng (@JaneRuth_Aceng) May 28, 2020
24 new cases are truck drivers while 12 of the new cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers.
The contacts were under quarantine at the time of test.
Also, as part of efforts to prevent the importation of COVID-19, trucks entering Uganda from Rwanda are being disinfected at the border.
This was disclosed by the Ugandan ministry of health as part of activities of the ministry on COVID-19.
Spraying of all trucks entering Uganda from Rwanda via Cyanika border is on going. This is part of the measures carried out to control the importation of COVID-19 into #Uganda #StayHome #STAYSAFEUG pic.twitter.com/sEeok2z89V— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) May 8, 2020