Despite the increase of HIV and AIDs prevalence in Mbarara City and Kalangala district Uganda has registered a tremendous improvement in the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic leading to a reduction in the number of new HIV infections.
NDA Spokesperson Abiaz Rwamiri says that the notification was granted on the basis of initial assessment, published literature and safety studies. Rwamiri, says the product has been formulated from herbal plants that have been traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of several diseases and mainly respiratory infections.
James Asiimwe, a taxi driver along the Ibanda-Mbarara road, says that he expects the president to lift the lockdown and allow them to resume their operations. He says that, unlike the first lockdown where they received some relief food, this time around they received none.
In a 2019 report by Dr Patience Atumanya from Makerere University College of Health Sciences, called Assessment of the current capacity of intensive care units in Uganda; the country had only 55 functional beds in 12 ICUs amid a glaring shortage of specialists to run the units.
James Mwesigye, chairperson of Covid-19 Taskforce and resident city commissioner says that people had developed a tendency of walking to town and loitering and sitting on their shops' verandahs’ even when they are locked.
Elly Ariho Twinoburyo, a district councillor of Ruhiira Town council, says that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but don't have symptoms continue to flout homecare guidelines, and mixing with the community and increasing the threat of spreading the virus.
The decision to close was taken as per the procedures from the health ministry, and entails taking samples from the contacts, fumigating the place and putting exposed peopleunder quarantine, to prevent further infections.
The GeneXpert machine detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a sample of sputum. If there are TB bacteria in the sample, the machine detects their DNA and automatically multiplies it, through the polymerase chain reaction-PCR technique.
Members of the business community and travellers are finding difficulty in wearing face masks or installing water strands at shops, markets and supermarkets across the districts of Mbarara, Ntungamo, Bushenyi and Rwampara. vehicles are also carrying more than the acceptable number of passengers, in disregard of both load and curfew guidelines.
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police spokesperson, says the Officer in Charge of Katete Police Post, Charles Kyazze is being investigated for extorting Shillings 210,000 from someone he arrested on Tuesday.