The Ministry of Health on Sunday confirmed five new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of cases in the country to 121.
“Today [Sunday], 10th May 2020, Uganda registers 5 new COVID-19 cases,” Dr. Henry Mwebesa, Director General Health Services said on Sunday.
The new cases were confirmed from 1,498 samples of truck drivers. The new cases are all cargo truck drivers; 2 Ugandan and 3 Kenyan drivers who arrived via Elegu and Malaba points of entry.
All the 341 community samples tested negative according to an update from the ministry of Health
Meanwhile, Kenya registered 23 new cases and 2 new deaths on Sunday. Their confirmed cases now stand at 672 while the number of dead stands at 32.
Tanzania’s cases have risen to 509 after the 29 new cases were reported after more than a week. Rwanda reported 4 new cases to rise its national tally to 284 cases.
Zambia sex workers praised for contact tracing
Sex workers in Zambia are helping to trace people who have contracted coronavirus after a surge in new infections at the border town of Nakonde, the health minister has said.
Chitalu Chilufya said 76 of 85 reported new cases in the northern town were either sex workers or lorry drivers.
“Sex workers have been very co-operative and they are giving us all the leads we want,” Mr Chilufya said.
Zambia has confirmed 267 Covid-19 infections, with seven deaths.
Innthe other news, A main coronavirus vaccine trial — a joint venture between an American and a German company — got underway this week in the United States. Some participants are U.S. medical students.
This trial joins others around the world, as pharmaceutical companies compete to discover the breakthrough for COVID-19, the VOA reported.