KAMPALA, Uganda

Authorities in Uganda confirmed eight new cases of the novel coronavirus late Monday.  

Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng announced the latest figures at a press conference in the capital, Kampala. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to nine in less than three days. The new cases were found after 35 samples were tested Monday. 

“All eight cases are Ugandan nationals who traveled back from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates — two on March 20 and six on March 22,” she said. 

Aceng said that to date, 2,661 travelers identified as potential risks, including Ugandans,

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