The ministry of health confirmed two cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday evening.
According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the director-general of health services, the cases are of a 24-year-old Ugandan national and a 21-year-old Burundian refugee.
Both are males.
Both had been in contact with a Burundian refugee who had tested positive earlier.
This brings the total confirmed cases of the virus infections to 81 with 52 recoveries.
🔺2 new COVID-19 cases confirmed out of 299 samples tested among the community and individuals under quarantine
🔹Both cases are male;24 y/o Ugandan & 21 y/o Burundian refugee
🔸They are under quarantine at Rakai hospital as they are contacts to a confirmed Burundian refugee case
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) April 29, 2020
According to Dr. Mwebesa, the Uganda Virus Research Institute tested a total of 2,002 samples Wednesday, with 299 samples coming from the community and individuals under quarantine, and 1703 from truck drivers.
All the truckers at the borders tested negative for COVID-19.
The ministry says the two patients are being quarantined at Rakai Hospital.