The ministry of health has today discharged three patients including the first confirmed patient, also known as patient zero. Patient Zero is a 36-year- old Ugandan male who arrived from United Arab Emirates on March 21 and was later found to be positive with coronavirus disease-COVID-19.
During the operation, two police officers were picked up from Nyamityobora and Katete divisions in Mbarara municipality. 30 other people were arrested for operating shops in violation of the presidential directive ordering all nonfood shops to remain closed.
Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN on Saturday that preliminary information shows that while returning from a security meeting in Elegu, the RDC found three shops open in disregard of the curfew announced by president, Yoweri Museveni.
Tedros laid out six factors for consideration, which include that transmission is controlled and sufficient public health and medical services are available. He added that outbreak risks in settings such as long-term care facilities also need to be minimized, while workplaces, schools and other essential locations should have preventive measures in place.
The movement permits which give one freedom to drive a private vehicle even after the suspension of both public and private transport were issued by the Resident District Commissioners to select groups of people, whose offices continue running, amid the ongoing lockdown. These include Health workers, civil servants, and members of the district Coronavirus Taskforce, among others.
It is alleged that the assailants entered Amoli’s house where her husband, Mathew Oweka and her son only identified as Kenneth were watching television. A scuffle ensued between one of the assailants when Kenneth grabbed his gun and released 9 bullets in the air.
The other is one of the assailant whose identity was not yet established. He was overpowered and badly beaten before security saved him from the angry father on son.
Handing over the 200 bags of maize flour containing 25kgs each, Simon Nagiro, the spokesperson of the Mechanized Agro, said the food is meant to benefit the most vulnerable and those hit hardest by the Covid19 lockdown.
Jomo Mugabe, a farmer from Nyakayojo Division in Mbarara district says the price of a bunch of Matooke at the plantation has fallen to 4000 Shillings down from 15,000 Shillings. He says that most of the food from his plantation was transported to markets in the urban centres, which at the moment are no longer taking as many supplies as was the case before the lockdown.
Komakech says the distribution of the radio sets stems from findings by the taskforce indicating that some members of the public especially in rural communities haven’t changed their lifestyle due to lack timely information on the pandemic.
Richard Okidi and Philips Odera were shot in the stomach while James Otto was hit in the left rib. Santo Anywar was shot twice in the stomach and back, Amos Omot on his left chest while Joseph Omona 32 was shot in the left rib. Wellborn Okengum, the Arere village LC I Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the victims were attacked while guarding their cattle.
Erias Byakagaba, the Kakooga Parish LCII Chairperson, says the affected people have now sought refuge in the homes of their neighbors. He calls for government’s intervention to provide the families some food relief and essentials items.