At the moment all passengers are subjected to a mandatory COVID-19 test and held in a waiting area at the airport for not less than two hours after their arrival while waiting for their results. Those who test negative are allowed to continue to their destinations, while those who test positive are sent to medical facilities.
The directive followed a statement on the country’s COVID-19 response and vaccination process which was presented before Parliament by Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng. During the debate, Ntungamo Municipality MP Yona Musinguzi noted that a statement presented by the Minister mostly made reference to donated supplies and limited procurement by the country.
Luwero Hospital was recently upgraded from a Health Center IV as one of the measures to improve health service delivery. As such, the government also increased Primary Health Care and Development Fund allocations to the facility.
The Adaptation Gap Report 2021: The Gathering Storm calls for ramping up funding and action to address the growing impacts of climate change. The UNEP report was issued as world leaders meet at the COP26 UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in a collective push to limit global warming, in line with the Paris Agreement.
The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says it’s a prerequisite for any football fan who would wish to watch the Thursday match to first present a valid COVID 19 vaccination card before accessing the Kitgum Bomah Playgrounds.
Kazo Resident District Commissioner Ruth Sabiti Kashaka says that the closure is to stop the further spread of the virus and ensure proper disinfection. She explains that samples taken from the district staff last week returned two positive results between Monday and Wednesday.
Richard Muganza, the hospital Radiologist revealed that on average they receive between 4 to 5 patients daily with cases that require X-ray but these have to be referred to private facilities and to other districts.
Dr Alfred Driwale, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Vaccines and Immunization at the Ministry of Health says that the mass vaccination of people in Teso and Lango will start Monday, November 8, 2021, and will run for seven days.
According to the Ministry of Health, deportees are exempted from the payments. But on Wednesday, 43 deportees were asked to pay for the tests or risk sleeping at the airport. The deportees landed around 1 pm aboard Ethiopian Airlines and were held in the waiting area.