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May 2020 15 results
23:37
23:37

15 More Ugandans Test Positive to COVID-19 1 Top story

Ten of the reported 15 cases are Ugandan truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu point of entry, while five other cases were from the community.
17:43
17:43

Paidha Black Angles FC Struggling to Feed Players Held by Lockdown 1

According to Yahya, they spend between 50,000 to 100,000 shillings daily to feed the players depending on the diet. He says, the food relief donated by FUFA ended some weeks ago.
17:35
17:35

Kalungu District Covid-19 Taskforce, Sub County Leaders Clash Over Relief Support 2 1

The Sub County leaders are accusing the district COVID-19 Taskforce of deliberately side-lining them in the implementation exercises of the response action yet they were initially consulted in developing the action plans.
17:12
17:12

EAC to Embark on Joint Tests for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1

The Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said discussions on the way forward will be finalized during a joint meeting scheduled for Friday next week.
16:44
16:44

EAC States Face Diplomatic Spat Due to COVID-19 Tests 1

In a letter dated May 20, 2020, the Tanzanian government said that 15 of its truck drivers that had been blocked from entering Kenya after reportedly testing positive for coronavirus disease, had tested negative in Tanzania
16:34
16:34

Experts Discourage Use of Masks While Jogging Makerere University 2

According to medics, wearing a mask often reduces the airflow into the breathing chamber making it uncomfortable and difficult for one to breathe during intense exercise.
16:28
16:28

COVID-19: Patients Discharged from Gulu, Jinja Hospitals elegu border point 4 1

The first COVID -19 positive patients admitted at Gulu and Jinja referral hospitals have been discharged.
15:12
15:12

Foreign Truck Drivers off List as Uganda Revises COVID-19 Cases WHO 1 1

According to the health ministry, the removal of the cases was a directive from President Yoweri Museveni. The WHO country representative says Uganda's move is okay as long as neighbouring countries are informed so that the discarded numbers can be added onto their country of origin
14:32
14:32

Cholera Vaccination Exercise Postponed cholera outbreak 2

Dr Godfrey Bwire, who heads the Diarrheal Diseases Division at the Ministry, attributed the suspension to the disruptions caused by the ongoing lockdown that was instituted to curb the further spread of Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.
12:42
12:42

COVID-19: WHO Deploys 2 Physicians at Gulu Hospital COVID-19 patients 3 1

The COVID-19 case management team headed by Dr. Paska Apiyo is overstretched and the reinforcement by WHO is expected boost their concerted effort in healthcare delivery.
10:48
10:48

Health Centres in Gulu Run Out of Personal Protection Equipment 3 1

Alfred Okello, the in-charge of case management attached to St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor says that shortage of PPE in the facility is overstretching their capacity after activating the treatment Centre.
10:32
10:32

Jinja Hospital Registering Increase in Gunshot Wound, Stab Injuries Ministry of Health 3 1

Dr Angella Namala, the hospital Deputy Director notes that their causality ward has had a huge reduction in road traffic accident victims and has now been replaced with those nursing gunshot and stab injuries. She said the victims have very deep injuries and are usually dropped at the hospital by the police.
08:04
08:04

Princess Diana Staff Protest Absence of Masks maternity ward 1 2

The staffs are concerned that while the COVID-19 pandemic is claiming lives in different parts of the world, Soroti Hospital isn’t providing enough protection to health workers to enable them to execute their duties. URN has learnt that the facility has been receiving only 20 pieces of masks every week against the total number of 34 staff on duty each day.
06:31
06:31

10 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The 10 include nine truck drivers and one contact of a confirmed truck driver. This brings the number of confirmed cases for truck drivers to 145. The new cases were part of 1,497 samples that were tested on Wednesday.
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