According to NDA’s Principal Regulatory Official Brenda Kitimbo, WHO stipulates that sanitizers should have 80 percent of ethanol, diesel as well hydrogen peroxide, to be effective in ridding users of dangerous pathogens.
Speaking to the media at the Uganda Media Centre today, Gen. Jeje Odongo, the minister in charge of Internal Affairs, said the government is considering a number of options to ensure that truck driver's that come into Uganda don’t transmit the virus.
When immunization services are disrupted, even for brief periods during emergencies, the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, such as measles and polio, increase, the organization notes citing an example of last year’s deadly measles outbreak in DR Congo which took more than 6000 lives in a country already facing its largest Ebola outbreak.
Simon Peter Oibi, the foreman who was also taken ill told URN that they were called by Akol to roof his house, whose roof was destroyed by wind.
According to Oibi, all the people that ate the food are hospitalised after presenting with diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ache.
The intervention was last done in Uganda in 2016 in the districts of Kitgum, Amuru, Apac, Gulu, Kole, Lamwo, Nwoya, Oyam and Pader, which have the highest malaria prevalence in the country. However, in 2018, when these areas were due to be sprayed again, the programme was skipped due to financing challenges. When they got the funding, they arranged that the exercise happens this year.
Abraham Tukundane, the Luweero District Police Commander defended the prolonged detention of the suspect without trial, saying they needed time to gather sufficient evidence since is charged with a capital offense.
‘Pata Pata’ literally means ‘touch touch’ in Xhosa. The modified version sung by Kidjo includes lines such as: It's a time to "Sit it out!" This is ‘no-pata-pata... Stay at home and wait it out … We need to keep our hands clean ….So ‘no-pata pata’...Don’t touch your face, keep distance, please.
In a message read for him by the police deputy spokesperson Polly Namaye, Ochola said, he was aware that this year’s fasting comes at a very challenging moment when the Coronavirus pandemic is devastating economies across the globe.
With trans-boundary cargo vehicle drivers and their crew appearing to be the main new threat of spreading COVID-19 disease in Uganda, the ministry of trade is trying to revise guidelines for the truck drivers to ensure that they don’t spread the disease to the communities on route to their respective destinations.
Banya, a civil engineer who owns a palm oil farm in Kalangala was admitted at Entebbe Hospital after testing Positive to COVID-19 last month. He had just returned from a business trip Canada through Washington DC and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shortly before the closure of airports.
Watoto Church Associate Team Leader Julius Rwotlonyo says that all 14, who included 11 children and three adults, have now tested negative and have been discharged from Hospital. Eight of the team members were discharged last week, while the rest six were discharged yesterday.
Wakiso District Health Officer, Dr. Mathias Lugoloobi, says the purpose of the test is to rule out the possibility that none of the affected individuals in infected with the virus. He says they will conduct both the nasal swab and blood tests.
Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni, handed over the relief food to the leaders of the five districts including the Resident District Commissioners, Chairpersons Local Council V and Chief Administrative officers.
Banya, 49, says the search for persons who came to Uganda in March was a trigger for media instigated hostility against him and many of the people in this cohort. He says that prior to his admission at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, local leaders and residents from his community singled him out creating an impression that he was hiding from health authorities.