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Ugandan MPs to undergo COVID-19 test, staff to follow suit

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The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda has on Wednesday confirmed the Ministry of Health in the country will test Members of Parliament (MP).

Also to get tested are staff who will join them latter following reports that one MP contracted the virus.

“The Speaker of Parliament of Uganda says that starting Thursday, 16 July 2020, the Ministry of Health Uganda will start screening MPs for COVID19 at Parliament. Staff will also be screened later.”

The news come at a time when the country confirmed 3 new cases of cornavirus bringing the accumulative number of confirmed cases to 1,043.

One of the positive cases was an alert from Kampala with two others being truck drivers from Kenya who made it into Uganda through Busia and Malaba borders.

A total of 19 foreign truck drivers tested positive for the virus and were returned to their respective countries.

Currently the country has 1,004 recoveries and no death since the first case was confirmed by the government.

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