Uganda has confirmed 23 people more who tested positive from samples that were drawn on Monday bringing the confirmed COVID-19 cases to 797.
Five of the new confirmed cases are truck drivers tested at the points of entry while 18 cases were from alerts and contacts from the community.
The health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says this is a sign that the disease is spreading to communities which is dangerous for the country.
The World Health Organisation has cautioned countries to be vigilant, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general says that while countries are releasing lockdown measures, they need to take extra caution to make sure that the giants registered during the lockdown are not lost as cases continue to rise globally.
Yesterday, during the 16th address on COVID-19, the president of Uganda General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni allowed both public and private vehicles to carry out activities in 33 border districts but have to observe the rules of carrying half of the expected passengers, cover themselves with masks, sanitize among others.