President Museveni to announce tough measures for cargo truck drivers in Tuesday press conference

President Museveni is expected to address the country on Tuesday at 8:00 PM this week to announce new measures aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus virus.

President Museveni announced on Friday that he will in details address the issue of truck drivers and cross border trader amid coronavirus challenges.

“Tests have shown that we have problems with the truck drivers and at this very moment, the Minister of Health is meeting line ministers of the different East African Countries to map a way forward,” he said.

‘I will detailedly address this matter on Tuesday,” he said on Friday, a day he flagged off a fleet of vehicles to help the Ministry of Health in the fight against COVID-19.

He added: We want to test these drivers before they come here. They should only be allowed to move when the results are released.”

Kenya, which reported its first case of Covid-19 on March 22 has now 343 confirmed cases.

Total recoveries now stand at 46 while death toll remains at zero.

To date, Uganda has 75 registered coronavirus cases with 46 recoveries and Zero death.

Dr. Henry G. Mwebesa, the Director-General Health Services at Ministry of Health on Saturday April 25 said that out of the confirmed foreign truck drivers, four Tanzanian and 6 truck drivers have been repatriated to their respective countries.

The coronavirus is affecting 211 other countries around the world including one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).


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