UPDF says Inch by Inch deployment is impossible,no truck driver will be allowed into Uganda without a ‘COVID_19 Negative’ certificate
Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire has revealed that no truck driver will be allowed into Uganda without presenting a ‘COVID_19 negative Certificate’ at the border and inch by inch security deployment is impossible therefore the community especially those around borders should be vigilant, report strangers to local authorities in the fight against COVID_19.
Brig. Karemire was addressing a press conference on Saturday May 16,2020 in Mbarara to sensitize the public on COVID_19 prevention as the National task force communication sub-committees of COVID_19’s task around Uganda.
Different government institutional spokespersons have embarked on a national sensitization exercise as assigned,including the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo.
According to Brig. Karemire,the army and government as a whole have learnt from COVID_19 outbreak that preparation in advance is paramount stressing that though institutions have been prepared but this is a wide eye opener.
The community was also cautioned to be cooperative as security and task forces fight those intentionally or ignorantly breaking the guidelines in the fight against COVID_19 pandemic.
Currently (May 16,2020), Uganda has confirmed 43 new COVID-19 cases from 1,838 samples of truck drivers on 2558 total samples tested yesterday May 14,2020 bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 203.
New cases are: Elegu – 15 Ugandans,9 Kenyans,4 Eritreans, Mutukula – 5 Tanzanians, 1 Burundian, Malaba – 5 Kenyans, 2 Ugandans, 1 Burundian, 1 nationality unknown and All 720 community samples tested negative. Uganda now has 203 confirmed COVID-19 cases;63 recoveries,no deaths.
Aaron Ainomugisha, editorial https://twitter.com/AaronAinomugis3