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18:48
18:48

Toyota Uganda Canceled Vehicle Deliveries for April and May 1 1

Baisama Awori, the General Manager of leasing and rental division at the Namanve-based dealership, said some of their vehicles were to come from South Africa but the country closed the port of Durban in March. This meant that they had to suspend shipments for both vehicles and spare parts
18:21
18:21

Koboko Covid-19 Task Force Seeks Additional 50,000 Facemasks 2

Yahaya Kakoja Yeke, the Koboko Resident District Commissioner who is also the head of Covid-19 Taskforce in the district, says that the facemasks are inadequate for the population.
17:42
17:42

Mulago Hospital Stopped from Collecting COVID-19 Samples 1

The decision to stop sample collection services comes days after the health ministry increased sample collection sites within Kampala and Wakiso. The new collection sites include Kiswa Health Center IV, Kisenyi Health Center IV, Kibuli Hospital, Kawaala Health Center IV, Kitebi Health Center IV, Nsambya hospital, Kiira Health Center IV, Kasangati Health Center IV and International Hospital Kampala.
17:34
17:34

Medics Advise Gov't to Stop Admitting Mild COVID-19 Cases MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Today, a total of 98 people were confirmed positive, according to results released by the Ministry of Health. All these, according to the ministry's current treatment protocols, are supposed to be enrolled in care and isolated at the hospital until they clear the virus and test negative.
16:28
16:28

Police Headquarters to Reopen after Disinfection on Thursday Fred Enanga 2

The offices were closed on Monday, August 24, a day after the Police Chief Political Commissar Asan Kasingye tested positive for COVID-19.
16:27
16:27

Private Health Facilities Cautioned Against Using RDTs for COVID-19 Testing 1

This follows reports that some private health facilities had resorted to using the kits that are best used for detecting antibodies but not COVID-19 in its active form.
15:03
15:03

COVID-19: Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Area Put Under Total Lockdown COVID-19 Task force 1 2

The decision to announce the total lockdown was reached at during the Regional COVID-19 Taskforce meeting held at the Kikuube district headquarters today.
13:01
13:01

Entebbe Taxi Leaders Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines 3 3

The Ministry of Works and Transport on Monday warned it would shut down public transport again because of non-compliance with Covid-19 guidelines.
12:00
12:00

10 UBC Staff Test Positive for COVID-19 1 Top story

A statement issued today by the media house indicated that the cases were from 332 samples that were taken on August 21, 2020, from the staff at the UBC Kampala office. The staff that tested positive are at now at their homes, under isolation while waiting for the Ministry of Health to link them to care.
11:46
11:46

Africa Declared Free of Wild Poliovirus WHO 1

The last case of wild poliovirus in the region was detected in 2016 in Nigeria. Since 1996, polio eradication efforts have prevented up to 1.8 million children from crippling life-long paralysis and saved approximately 180,000 lives. The viral disease is transmitted from person to person, mainly through a faecal-oral route or, less frequently, through contaminated water or food, and multiplies inside the intestines.
07:58
07:58

Lab Technician Tests Positive for COVID-19, Four Others Quarantined 3 1

Dr. Paska Apiyo, the in-charge of the COVID-19 treatment Centre at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says lab work is very risky and needs extra vigilance for one to safeguard themselves against the viral disease.
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