The Ministry of Health on Sunday announced that 23 new cases of COVID-19 infections are confirmed. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 616 with 96 recoveries.

The Ministry said seven of the confirmed cases are truck drivers from Elegu, Mutukula and Mirama Hills points of entry, one security personnel from Elegu and one frontline health worker. “14 cases from contacts and alerts from; Kyotera, Adjumani, Tororo and Amuru Districts,” the statement added.

However, Doctors under the Uganda Medical Association have in the past attributed the health workers’ infections to the poor training of frontline officers who are placed in Covid-19 treatment wards and inadequate Personal Protective Equipment (PEP).

The health ministry has previously been concentrating on testing truck drivers to stop the spread of the disease in communities where they normally stop.

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