Dr. Ahmed Matovu, the Kayunga District Health Officer-DHO, says their surveillance health teams are receiving many people who contracted the virus but drug shop and clinic operators assured them of treatment even after presenting with COVID-19 signs and symptoms.
Speaking at the World Health Summit regional meeting on Tuesday morning, Prof. Lynn Atuyambe, the head of researchers conducting air quality monitoring and lung health research in Kampala, said that his team is now specifically looking at air patterns between June and August, whose report they will release in three months.
Dr. Paska Apiyo, the In-charge of the Covid-19 Treatment Unit (CTU) at GRRH told URN that the late Dr. Arach had been admitted at the unit for treatment for over a week but the hospital ran short of oxygen due to power outages that was being experienced within Gulu City for at least two days which grounded the generation of oxygen.
Dr. Abdul Hafiz Walusumbi, the head of Sharia Department and Chairman of the Shura (consultative) Council at Islamic University in Uganda, says that while some of the rituals are key to the Islamic faith and may not be suspended completely, adhering to the professional health guidelines and authority is a religious duty of all believers.
Geoffrey Topiny, the Head of Risk Communication and Community Engagement of Gulu City COVID -19 Taskforce revealed that he receives between three to four complaints of stigmatization from COVID -19 patients undergoing home-based care treatment daily.
The local leaders reportedly set a fine of Shillings 50,000 for whoever fails to comply with the directive. Vicky Otim, the Aminkec Village LC I Chairperson, says that many households in her area have cut down the papaw trees after being misinformed.
In the guidelines, no new visitors will be allowed in the villages until the lockdown is lifted by the President. The leaders have also banned the use of public address systems, cooking of food and large gatherings at burials.
Katabi Town Council is made up of 23 villages and five wards/parishes. These parishes are Kitala, Kabaale, Nkumba, Nalugala and Kisubi. Njuki says local leaders must issue permits for travels within the five parishes.