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17:57
17:57

Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Struggles with Impact of Lockdown Coronavirus Disease 2

With over 300 staff residing outside the hospital, management is struggling to transport workers every morning to work and dropped every evening after work.
17:44
17:44

COVID 19: Hydroxychloroquine to Replace Chloroquine in Treatment Makerere University 3 1 Top story

This decision according to Prof. Pauline Byakika, a member of the COVID-19 National Case Management Committee is being reached after reviewing available research from clinical trials. She said patients who are under treatment at Entebbe Hospital are being given chloroquine even as there’s no drug yet approved specifically for COVID-19 treatment by the National Drug Authority (NDA).
17:38
17:38

Masaka Business Community to Oversee Distribution of Donated Food Relief 3 1

Ronald Bbaale Mugera, the Masaka business community chairperson says they want to directly get involved in the food distribution exercise for purposes of accounting for the funds collected.
17:23
17:23

Soroti Stuck with Over 100 Street Children COVID-2019 pandemic 3 1

Amos Oluka Adutu, the Soroti District Probation Officer, says only a handful of partners dealing with street children are on the ground.
17:11
17:11

Electorate in Acholi Want MPs to Spend UGX 20m on Improving Health Care Sector Gulu Municipality 5 1

Innocent Amony, a resident of Gulu Municipality argues that the funds should have been channelled to priority areas like improving the capacity of Gulu Regional Referral Hospitals and payment of allowances to health workers at the front-line combating COVID-19.
16:52
16:52

Lack of Medical Equipment Affecting Management of COVID-19 in Lango COVID_ 19 4 1

Most isolation centres are lacking basic medical necessities like gloves and face masks.
16:48
16:48

Starving Mothers Camp at Luweero RDC Office COVID 19 pandemic. 6

The mothers, Faith Nalubega and Allen Nakimbugwe, both residents of Kizito zone in Luweero town, said they are unable to feed their families, because of disruptions caused by government measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19.
16:07
16:07

Man Kills Own Father Over UGX6000

Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, told URN that they are currently hunting for the suspect who fled the scene after the incident.
15:36
15:36

Bukomansimbi Health Workers Discharged from Quarantine 1

The three who are attached to Kisojjo health II in Kibinge Sub County were primary and secondary contacts to a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kalangala district.
15:16
15:16

Russians Discharged from Quarantine in Kitgum Russian Nationals 2 2

Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their driver Joseph Aburek were discharged after receiving certificates from the Health Ministry on Monday. They were later driven to the Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kampala on Tuesday.
14:51
14:51

Wrong Masks Used in Hospitals-National Drug Authority 2 1

Brenda Kitimbo, The Principal Regulatory Officer at NDA says that although medical workers are supposed to use N95 masks that are categorized as type 2R in NDA lab analysis, many were found using Type 1. She said that health workers need to be educated on what masks are required under hospital settings.
13:01
13:01

COVID -19: Three More Recovered Patients Discharged from Mulago Hospital 1

From all the treatment centers, 41 of the 61 currently confirmed cases country wide have been discharged.
12:35
12:35

Eight Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Truck Driver Quarantined at Paboo SS Elegu Town Council 1 2

Michael Lakony, the Amuru LCV Chairperson told URN that the eight contacts have been added to six other suspected patients who were repatriated on April 17th from South Sudan to undergo the 14 days’ mandatory institutional quarantine at the school.
12:01
12:01

Mother Stranded with Child's Body in Mulago Hospital 2 3

But the mother identified as Jenifer Muhai, a resident of Nawuyo, Mbale District says she has no means of transport to take the body home amidst a ban on public transport announced as one of the measures to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
11:51
11:51

Mbale Covid19 Task Force Shelters Street Kids at CRO Sports Facility 5 1

Lillian Nakaweesi, the Mbale Deputy Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District Covid19 Task Force, says are working in collaboration with Devoted Youth at Work in Africa, a nongovernmental organisation to quarantine over 400 street children.
11:25
11:25

School Closures Expose Startling Disparities in Digital Learning Digital solutions 1 Top story

In Uganda, where more than 15 million learners were affected by the lockdown, nearly 90 per cent do not have household computers while 82 per cent are unable to get online. Similar figures cut across the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, according to figures compiled by the Teacher Task Force, an international alliance coordinated by UNESCO, using data from the UN agency’s Institute for Statistics and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
11:17
11:17

Mbale Based Radio Station Suspends Staff Citing Covid19 Lockdown 1

“You are advised to stay in your homes to avoid the deadly infection of Covid19. You may use this time to focus on your other personal productive activities as we wait,” the letter reads.
08:03
08:03

Rwebikona Market Reopened Food Vendors 3 3

The market was closed by the District COVID -19 Task Force last week for failing to implement the health guidelines and presidential directives put in place to fight the spread of Corona Virus.
07:51
07:51

Body of Ugandan Repatriated from Dubai Not Related to COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda

Ministry of Health officials say that reports indicating that a body of someone who succumbed to COVID-19 in Dubai was repatriated to Uganda are false and unfounded. The Director-General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa says that the person whose body was repatriated from Dubai passed away due to an accident and not COVID-19.
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