The Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has adviced Ugandan women to distance themselves from cargo truck drivers during this hard of COVID- 19 lockdown. This come in few days ago when three of the long distance drivers tested positive for the deadly virus in Uganda.

“I appeal to all of you who live along the roads followed by the truck drivers including the women who interact with them for different purposes to stay away from these truck drivers” She alarmed.

Dr. Aceng further urged Ugandans to stay at their place of residence following Museveni’s directives on coronavirus. “During this period of Lock down, please do not accept visitors into your homes, not even neighbours, ensure adequate physical distancing with people who do not live with you every day,” Health minister noted yesterday while addressing the nation on COVID-19 response.

Minister Acheng revealed that a total of 2,878 samples from truck drivers had been screened and tested. Of these, one Ugandan driver tested positive for the virus and the rest were from Kenya and Tanzania respectively.

Uganda so far now has registered 55 confirmed cases. Of these, 22 have recovered while 33 are active cases.

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