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21:49
21:49

Island Communities Oblivious of COVID-19 Control Measures Lufu island 1 3

No resident is using a facemask at Lufu and Yuwe islands, which are located between eight and 10 kilometres from the main island of Buvuma. They still meet in groups, for drink ups and other social gatherings, with no physical distancing measures and no fear of a possible outbreak of coronavirus disease.
16:47
16:47

130,000 Miss Out on Face Masks in Isingiro Ministry of Health 1 4

William, Kubaryenda Rwakanuma, Chairperson LCIII Endiizi, Sub-county said they received only 5,000 masks to be given to a population of 100,000 people.
16:33
16:33

Police Returns Impounded Motorcycles to Riders in Mbale 2 3

Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says they have decided to return the motorcycles to the Boda boda riders after running out of space to keep them.
16:04
16:04

44 COVID-19 Suspects Discharged from Kakumiro Quarantine Centre

Health officials and the COVID-19 Taskforce in the district placed the suspects under quarantine on June 26, 2020, after they were suspected to have come into close contact with a 30-year-old man who tested positive for the virus in the district.
14:33
14:33

Serere, Ngora Return UGX 500m to Treasury new financial year 1 3

Both districts advertised for various jobs at the beginning of the year, but interviews were halted after the President announced a lockdown following the outbreak of COVID-19.
12:54
12:54

18 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed MOH

According to the health ministry, all persons who travelled with the positive case on July 5 from India are under observation and have been tested once for the disease. The positive case was also in quarantine by the time the virus was detected.
12:37
12:37

Kabale, Rukiga Ambulances Grounded 5 1

Alfred Besigensi, the acting Kabale district health officer says that due to lack of ambulances, surveillance activities against Covid-19 are becoming difficult since the roads in the area are impassable and require strong vehicles.
11:48
11:48

COVID-19 Pandemic Derails Global HIV Targets 1 1 Top story

The report – Seizing the Moment – warns that the remarkable achievements made in the fight to end AIDS have not been shared equally within and between countries. Only 14 countries in the world have met the 90-90-90 targets, yet there is no sign to show that a majority of the countries will make progress by the end of 2020, a situation which threatens decades of hard-won gains in the fight against HIV.
10:54
10:54

Amuru Seeks UGX 500m Quarterly Funding for COVID-19 Fight 3 1

Michael Lakony, the Amuru district Chairperson says that the 165 million Shillings that was given to each of the districts was inadequate. He argues that the district receives high numbers of COVID-19 cases from truck drivers who enter and exit South Sudan through Elegu Border point.
07:50
07:50

More Animal-to-Human Diseases Likely to Emerge –Report Ebola

It points out that anthropogenic pressures, or human impact on the environment as some of the trends driving the increasing emergence of zoonotic diseases, like COVID-19, Ebola, MERS and West Nile fever – to spread from animal hosts into human populations.
04:52
04:52

COVID-19 Disruptions Might Lead to 500,000 HIV Related Deaths in Africa 2

According to a survey carried out by the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Joint Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) an additional 500,000 HIV related deaths could be reported in Sub-Saharan Africa due to COVID-19 lockdown disruptions
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