Tests were conducted Sunday on 1,739 samples collected from cross-border cargo truck drivers, contacts of the previously confirmed cases and community, the statement said.
“All new cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers. All contacts were under quarantine at the time of test,” the statement said.
A total of five foreign truck drivers, all Tanzanians who tested positive for the virus at Uganda’s Mutukula border, were handed over to their country of origin, the ministry said.
Out of the 212 COVID-19 cases, 68 have recovered and no one has died of the respiratory disease, the statement said.