In a letter dated July 8, 2020, Bwowe informed Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng that they will have no contractual obligation with the Quarantine Centre’s at the end of the 14th day, yet many of them only budgeted for the days that they were told before boarding planes to Uganda.
The research entitled “COVID-19-related Trafficking of Medical Products as a Threat to Public Health; reveals that criminal gangs are exploiting, the uncertainties surrounding coronavirus disease, public anxiety increased demand for PPE and medications, along with inconsistencies in national regulation regimens, to put millions of lives at risk.
The biggest hindrance at the moment, Mugume said, is the fear that people have over platforms like mobile money and internet transactions. He said that even when people receive money on their phones, they rush to withdraw it thinking it is not safe on the phone.
BOU says earnings from cross border trade dropped from USD 52 million (193.5 billion Shillings) in March 2020 to just USD 59,000 (219 million Shillings) at the end of May 2020. The main reason for the fall is that while those in formal-trade are being tested for Coronavirus Disease and cleared to keep taking out or bringing in goods, the informal traders don’t have this luxury and are stranded at home
Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Minister Betty Amongi, says that the suspension takes effect on Thursday. She explains that they have received complaints from several taxi operators about the exorbitant charges.
Andama was interdicted by the office of the President on July 2nd in a letter signed by Yunus Kakande, Secretary office of the President on five accounts including corruption and disclosure of classified information.
Motorcycles are not allowed to carry passengers, and their operations are restricted to 5 p.m. according to guidelines issued by President Yoweri Museveni as part of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19.
Unlike, other districts of Karamoja, Nakapiripirit experiences two planting seasons in a year. Farmers in the district mainly grow beans, maize, cassava and other crops while most districts in Karamoja majorly grow sorghum.
The desperate move comes amidst a shortage of blood due to the lockdown that led to the closure of educational institutions which are the major blood donors. The blood Bank collected 56,800 Units against a target of 75,000 units of blood during the month of April, the time when the country was in total lockdown
The border district received 305,000 face masks for distribution as part of a government declaration calling for the mandatory wearing of masks to safeguard communities against COVID-19. But the masks were not enough to cover the people fall within the bracket of those targeted for the distribution of masks.
UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has observed that Year after year, the bold target of eliminating new HIV infections among children is being missed and children are dying needlessly from AIDS-related illnesses, even though simple and cheap treatments could save their lives.