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Uganda has registered 98 new cases of Covid-19, the highest number ever recorded in a day bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,848.

75 of the confirmed cases are from Kampala, 6 from Luwero, 3 from Jinja, 2 from Tororo and 4 from Adjumani, Buikwe, Kasese and Ntoroko.

Five are truck drivers who returned from Kenya and three are returnees from Kenya, DRC and South Sudan.

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Eleven foreign truck drivers who tested positive at the border points of entry were not permitted into the country.

Earlier today, the Minister of Kampala Capital City (KCCA) Betty Among revealed that 58 shopping risk closure for failure to observe standard operating procedures (SOPs).

She expressed concern over a number of people not seeking medical help when showing COVID 19 symptoms. “This delayed access of medical help has led to some being confirmed to have the disease after death. This poses a risk to relatives who participate in the burials.” she said

KCCA noted that there is a high violation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) especially in public transport and places of work, including the recently opened arcades. Slums like Kisenyi, Nakulabye are believed to have a rise in the community-based cases.