‘Pata Pata’ literally means ‘touch touch’ in Xhosa. The modified version sung by Kidjo includes lines such as: It's a time to "Sit it out!" This is ‘no-pata-pata... Stay at home and wait it out … We need to keep our hands clean ….So ‘no-pata pata’...Don’t touch your face, keep distance, please.
Banya, a civil engineer who owns a palm oil farm in Kalangala was admitted at Entebbe Hospital after testing Positive to COVID-19 last month. He had just returned from a business trip Canada through Washington DC and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shortly before the closure of airports.
Watoto Church Associate Team Leader Julius Rwotlonyo says that all 14, who included 11 children and three adults, have now tested negative and have been discharged from Hospital. Eight of the team members were discharged last week, while the rest six were discharged yesterday.
Wakiso District Health Officer, Dr. Mathias Lugoloobi, says the purpose of the test is to rule out the possibility that none of the affected individuals in infected with the virus. He says they will conduct both the nasal swab and blood tests.
Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni, handed over the relief food to the leaders of the five districts including the Resident District Commissioners, Chairpersons Local Council V and Chief Administrative officers.
Banya, 49, says the search for persons who came to Uganda in March was a trigger for media instigated hostility against him and many of the people in this cohort. He says that prior to his admission at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, local leaders and residents from his community singled him out creating an impression that he was hiding from health authorities.
Imvepi Refugee Settlement in Arua district, which had been selected to host the celebrations this year, has since announced that the event will be held virtually, with minimal practical activities in the settlement and communities in the district. The day this year will be celebrated under the theme “Environmental protection and innovation for better animal and human health,”
According to the World Bank estimates, money sent to Sub-Saharan Africa – where Uganda falls – will decline by 23.1 percent to USD 37 billion in 2020, down from USD 48 billion received in 2019. Uganda received about USD 1.2 billion (4.5 trillion Shillings) in 2019, according to Bank of Uganda estimates.
The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the region Huang Xia told the Security Council during open videoconference proceedings last night that the novel coronavirus has so far claimed 131 lives in the Great Lakes region among more than 4,766 confirmed cases – but is spreading at a moderate rate compared to other parts of the world.