Uganda’s security services have intercepted the truck driver whose samples tested positive for Coronavirus on Tuesday.
“The previously confirmed case, a Ugandan male, truck driver who arrived from Kenya, was tracked by security and surveillance teams and intercepted at Kamdini,” said Director General Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa on Wednesday night.
“He is being evacuated to Entebbe Hospital for treatment,” he said, adding, “Surveillance teams are currently tracing his contacts.”
Aruu County Member of Parliament Odonga Otto said he blocked an ambulance carrying a COVID-19 suspect from entering Gulu district.
The Health Ministry said it’s currently testing all truck drivers (cargo transporters) for COVID-19 who come into the country via the various points of entry.
Addressing the nation on Tuesday, President Museveni said, “on the issue of the truck crews ─ the driver and two others ─they will be tested at the border but they do not have to wait for the test results. They can continue with their journey and the outcome of the test will be communicated to them later and further management will follow as is necessary.”
He said within Uganda, the truck drivers, whether transiting or destined to Uganda, will only stop at designated points in the country and nowhere else.
“The crews of the cargo planes that fly into the country will be accommodated in designated hotels,” he added