The Ministry also announced that 120 students have so far tested positive for COVID-19. The cases have been registered from Bishop Cyprian Kihangire, Masaka College of Health Sciences, Vine Paramedical School in Masaka and Kabale School of Nursing and midwifery.
According to the report released by the health ministry, 72 percent births at Nakasero Hospital and 51% at Nsambya are by C-section. The health ministry says there is need to investigate the high C-section rates in private hospitals which is about 4 times above the 10 - 15% that WHO considers acceptable
Last week, the student developed COVID-19 signs and she reported to the university medical center where she was advised to go for a covid-19 test at Makerere University, where she tested positive. She is now receiving treatment at Namboole COVID-19 treatment facility.
Amanda Ngabirano, the chairperson of National Physical Planning Board cautioned that poor garbage management affects the growth of a city by making it unattractive to the people and potential investors.