According to the task force members, the clinic has been closed to allow investigations in the theft of the oxygen cylinder to flow smoothly. Some members said that there are several complaints of sneaking patients out from the hospital to the same clinic where some of the patients end up dying.
Martin Abigaba says they opted to intercept the legislator’s entourage acting on a tip off that he was planning to embark on dubious activities of mass gathering which was contrary to the current restriction imposed to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus
The crisis has caused panic among health authorities not only at the regional referral but also in other hospitals and health units that depend on the plant for oxygen. The breakdown comes amidst an increase in hospital admissions for Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) patients.
Hours after the travel ban came to effect, there has been the heavy deployment of armed police officers and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers (UPDF) and the erection of roadblocks at various district boundaries across the country.
RwandAir announced that its flights will be suspended until further notice. As a result, the two flights from Entebbe to Kigali that were scheduled for Friday, at 4 pm and after 10 pm have been cancelled and the airline advised the affected passengers to re-book to fly at a later date or ask for refunds.
The students from Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Makerere University Business School, Uganda Christian University and other institutions were stranded in the bus parks since Monday, the day schools were closed by the government as one of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.