Uganda Police Force’s chief political commissar, AIGP Asan Kasingye has tested positive for Covid-19 as the country’s cases soar to 2,263.

“BAD NEW!! I’AM #COVID19 POSITIVE,” the 55-year-old Assistant Inspector General of Police tweeted on Sunday.

This comes just minutes after the ministry of health reported 97 new Covid-19 infections as number of confirmed cases on Sunday rose to 2,263.

The new cases include 90 contacts and alerts from Kampala (59), Wakiso (11), Buikwe( 6), Luweero (3), Namisindwa (3), Mukono (2), Jinja (2), Kabale (1), Amuru (1), Oyam (1), Tororo (1),  returnee from Mali (1).

There were also six truck drivers from points of entry; two who arrived at Malaba, two at Busia, one at Mpondwe and another from Padea.

“10 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted,” Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general health services at the ministry of health said.

At least 1,226 people who previously tested positive have recovered and been discharged from hospital since March 21 when the first case was confirmed in Uganda.

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