The ministry said out of the 1,739 samples collected from cross-border cargo truck drivers, contacts of the previously confirmed cases and community, which were tested on Sunday, 14 samples turned out positive.
“All new cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers. All contacts were under quarantine at the time of test,” said the statement.
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, according to the ministry of health.