So far,45 cases of COVID -19 have been confirmed in Uganda. Data from the Health Ministry shows that majority of the confirmed cases came from Dubai (UAE), United Kingdom, Germany, Untied States of America, Afghanistan and China.
“These stickers have very specific security features. Our officers with their phones can be able to detect if it’s a forged sticker or it’s a real one. I know some people may be warming up to go on Nasser Road and make prints of these but don’t think that our officers are not well informed on the road,” Wamala said.
But while addressing the media today at the Uganda Media center in Kampala, Tumwine said that those outside the above category whose work extends into the night, should consider sleeping at their work places.
Industry estimates show that fuel dealers will be unable to sell 160 million litres of fuel if the lock down extends to April 30, 2020. On a whole, retailers sell at least 200 million litres of fuel per month.
During plenary on Thursday morning, Kadaga told MPs that last Friday, the President invited the top leaders of the arms of Government and during the meeting, they advised the President to declare a state of emergency. However, Kadaga said that it was objected by a cabinet Minister who convinced the President against declaring a state of emergency.
According to the World Health Organisation, health workers treating any infections like COVID-19 are exposed to several hazards or risks like pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma and physical and psychological violence.
According to Kauda, her neighbors and the area LC I Chairperson managed to carry her to Life Link Clinic in Kyaliwajjala for the first aid treatment before they were referred to Mukono General Hospital for specialised treatment.
“There is no guarantee that the Department of State will be able to continue to provide repatriation assistance and transportation options to the United States may be unavailable in the future. If you choose to remain overseas, you should be prepared to remain where you are for the foreseeable future”, the US government warned their citizens against any more international travel.
She said while hospitals in the districts will be able to draw samples, still tests will be conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) before taking them back to the districts in not more than 48 hours.
According to the health ministry, the release of the first batch of 28 people should have taken place on Monday, March 30, 2020. However, Atek Kagirita, the COVID-19 Incidence Manager at the Ministry of Health says that the government is going to delay the release of people to ensure that they free from the deadly virus.