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21:39
21:39

MPs Querry UGX150 Bn for Reopening Entebbe Airport lockdown 3 1

The authority says that it needs up to 150 billion Shillings to cover the recurrent wage bill and sustained operations, port health infrastructure and systems, enhanced security and modification of the terminal building to meet social distancing requirements.
17:02
17:02

Soroti COVID-19 Taskforce Runs Out of Surveillance Fuel Soroti District 1 1

According to the Resident District Commissioner of Soroti who chairs the Taskforce, William Wilberforce Tukei, fuel crisis has forced the district to reduce on the number of vehicles carrying out surveillance to three. He explains that at the beginning, the Taskforce had deployed 10 vehicles for surveillance where each sub county had a vehicle.
15:38
15:38

Security Personnel in Arua Warned Against Assaulting Pregnant Women Nahori Oya 2 1

The RDC says that his office has received several complaints against security officers who mistreat and assault pregnant women who are either carried on motorcycles or found without face masks.
15:37
15:37

DRC Ebola Strains Different-WHO

However, genetic sequencing carried out show that the Ebola strain-Ebola Zaire that ravaged the North and South Kivu and the Ituri Province from August 2018, is different from the new virus.
15:08
15:08

Prison Confirms First Coronavirus Case 2

Frank Baine, the spokesperson of Prisons said that because of this development, they have reopened Busesa Prisons in Bugweri district to resume as an isolation centre for all the new prisoners in the areas of Busoga. All the prisoners in Busesa have been shifted to other prisons in eastern Uganda after completing the mandatory 14-days quarantine period.
14:37
14:37

Elderly Persons to Receive UGX 150,000 to Mitigate COVID-19 Dent 1 1

Beneficiaries are going to receive 150,000 Shillings, aggregated to cover the month of January to June. To benefit from the grants, one must be 80-years and above and in possession of a valid national ID issued by the National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA.
14:19
14:19

Covid-19 Suspects in Mayuge Decry Appalling Conditions at Quarantine Centres 4 2

The suspects argue that they hardly receive any meal and are forced to purchase meals from the neighbouring communities.
13:24
13:24

Experts Call for Review in Admission Criteria of COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 2 Top story

Dr Suzanne Kiwanuka, a Senior Lecturer in Health Policy Planning and Management at Makerere University School of Public Health says that keeping only those that need critical care will reduce the number of health workers needed at facilities, reduce the burden on hard resources in addition to reducing exposure to the risk of infection to health workers.
12:33
12:33

Covid19: Buikwe, Buvuma Limit Passenger Boats to Two Landing Sites RDC 3 1

The Health Ministry has set up screening centres at the two landing sites to test travellers to the areas of Buikwe, Jinja, Mayuge and Mukono districts.
12:01
12:01

Eight New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed WHO

Four of the cases were picked from points of entry while another four were from alerts in the community; two from Kyotera, one from Kayunga and one from Amuru district. The country's total confirmed cases stands at 665, out of which 546 remain active in hospitals across the country.
11:43
11:43

Busia Youth Offer to Join District Taskforce to Fight COVID-19 5 1

Kyomuhendo Queen, a teacher by profession and the group mobilization secretary says that she has observed residents have disregarded presidential directives which calls for the efforts of everyone to inform and continue sensitizing them about the and dangers of the disease.
11:20
11:20

Kikuubo Crowds Threaten Gains in Stopping COVID-19 Transmissions 1 4 Top story

In queues, big trucks carrying merchandise wrestle for space with groups of people, some with face masks below their chins struggling through the only two entrances to the more than 20 arcades that make the busiest Kikuubo lane. The arcades had never been opened since the end of March when President Museveni directed a lockdown on both transport and non- food business.
11:04
11:04

Kyotera District COVID Task Force Stuck With 10 Patients lack of fuel 1 Top story

Dr Edward Muwanga, the Kyotera District Health Officer and Secretary to the task force says they do not have funds to buy fuel to transport the patients to Masaka. The island sub-county lacks a treatment centre.
11:00
11:00

State of Health Centres in Buyende District Shocks MPs road 1 2

Beatrice Rwakamari, the Ntungamo woman MP says that the district is neighbouring Lake Kyoga but it lacks gazetted quarantine centres which make it hard for them to track down suspects.
07:43
07:43

Kitgum Runs Out of COVID-19 Sample Collection Kits

William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner also the district covid-19 task-force chairperson says 21 sample collection kits that were delivered from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital over the weekend are now finished. The district had by last week run out of the collection kits but got emergency supplies from Gulu to extract swab samples from high risks contacts of the male positive patient.
07:31
07:31

Six COVID-19 Patients Admitted in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital Face Masks 1 1

The patients who are all cargo truck drivers from Elegu One-Stop Border entry point in Amuru District were admitted on Tuesday evening. This brings the number of patients admitted at the facility to 80.
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