Addressing the nation on the Covid-19 status in the country on Friday, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says that there's no need to pay for burial teams. She says the bereaved families should not spend money on teams if they do not have it.
Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) told URN that they are still engaging in very early clinical trials in the laboratory and it’s too early to predict what will come out of the studies.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa, the Luwero District Health Officer says that to fight absenteeism, each staff at the Health Centers and at Luwero Hospital will be required to check in on arrival and also check out after work. He adds that the timer will delete the names of those who check-in and leave work without checking out and be counted as absent on that day.
Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC Amlan Tumusiime told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Friday that the presidential directive that only 20 people should attend burials is being abused due to the availability of food and drinks that attract people.
The funding is needed to implement COVID-19 control measures for six months beginning July to December 2021. It will cover costs for coordination and leadership, case management, Infection Control and Prevention, Surveillance and contact tracing, mental health, and psychosocial support as well as Risk Communication and Social Mobilization.