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Kadaga, Katureebe Advised Museveni to Declare a State of Emergency Parliament 3 1

During plenary on Thursday morning, Kadaga told MPs that last Friday, the President invited the top leaders of the arms of Government and during the meeting, they advised the President to declare a state of emergency. However, Kadaga said that it was objected by a cabinet Minister who convinced the President against declaring a state of emergency.
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Americans to be Evacuated from Uganda Tomorrow Ministry of Health

“There is no guarantee that the Department of State will be able to continue to provide repatriation assistance and transportation options to the United States may be unavailable in the future. If you choose to remain overseas, you should be prepared to remain where you are for the foreseeable future”, the US government warned their citizens against any more international travel.
13:00
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Health Ministry Decentralizes COVID -19 Care Ministry of Health 2

She said while hospitals in the districts will be able to draw samples, still tests will be conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) before taking them back to the districts in not more than 48 hours.
15:48
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Mulago Developing Guidelines for Transferring COVID-19 Patients to ICU Ministry of Health 3

Dr Elizabeth Namukwaya, a palliative care physician at the hospital currently based at the Isolation centre said they have finished initial drafts and hope to have a complete document by the end of this week.
14:48
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COVID-19; Watoto Children's Choir Under Quarantine coronavirus 1 Top story

The choir raises awareness about the work of Watoto Church globally and also offers leadership training for children. The team returned to Uganda on March 20, 2020 and have since then been and institutional quarantine at Entebbe.
15:41
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Experts Want TB Treatment Duration Reduced Ministry of Health 3

Wobudeya who is also a Paediatric TB specialist says but even with a reduction in treatment duration, clinical investigations are showing the same problem to be persisting with many patients still not adhering to treatment.
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COVID - 19: MPs Want Immediate Solutions to Livelihoods after Restrictions Parliament 3 1

MPs want commercial banks to relax and reschedule the loan repayment period for borrowers for at least 90 days in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
14:24
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UCC Cautions Against Circulating Fake Information on COVID- 19 COVID -19 3

The communications regulator observes that there is an increase in cases of misinformation through publication of audios and videos, circulating on digital platforms following the confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 on Saturday. In a statement, UCC warned that this conduct can cause civil disobedience, incitement of violence against people and their property and financial turmoil.
17:26
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Face Mask Can't Protect You From Coronavirus -Epidemiologist use of face masks 3

senior epidemiologist Dr Monica Musenero who was appointed presidential advisor on epidemics this week says people do not necessarily need to use face masks because most of them including the surgical ones will not protect an individual from incoming droplets.
18:14
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COVID 19: Self –Isolation Abandoned Over Non compliance Ministry of Health 2 Top story

Musenero, who was also among the Ugandan epidemiologists who helped to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014, said isolation alone was very helpful in countering the disease in those countries, which can be helpful here too, if respected.
14:36
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Gov’t Explains Forced Self Quarantine at Entebbe Central Inn for USD 100 coronavirus 1 2

Members of Parliament today tasked the Ministry of Health to explain why people coming into Uganda are forced to pay 100 US Dollars for quarantine per night at Entebbe Central Inn.
13:02
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Gov't Now Enforcing Total Quarantine coronavirus 3 1

Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine said that since they have banned travels from high-risk countries, people who come into the country will have to cater for their costs of the quarantine even though it is a total quarantine.
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COVID-19: Institutions Step Up Preventive Measures in Soroti Soroti district 1 1 Top story

Simon Kisabagire, the Principal Hospital Administrator, says all access points to the hospital have been served with disinfectants for all entrants in the units.
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World TB Day Will be Marked Virtually-Minister Aceng Ministry of Health 4

Although Uganda has not yet confirmed any case of COVID 19, Aceng says the country’s risk assessment is very high now that the neighbors have confirmed cases. She refuted claims that are making rounds on social media that Africans are less likely to suffer serious effects of infection, although she adds being largely a young population, Uganda has an advantage since the young have more immunity to clear.
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MOH Embarks on Screening Health Workers for TB Ministry of Health 2 1

At the launch of the TB wellness clinic at the Ministry of Health Headquarters on Tuesday Dr Simon Muchuro, a TB programme official said a nationwide survey done among over 80,000 participants to establish prevalence found that while among the general population 150 per 100,000 people tested positive, the number tripled for health workers at 450 per 100,000 people.
17:35
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MOH Declares Every Last Saturday of the Month General Cleaning Day Ministry of Health 2

She said cleaning will be done under the supervision of local authorities who will also decide on how to punish those that will not comply. She noted that even with awareness and sensitization on what just hand washing can prevent, statistics show that only 36% of Ugandans wash their hands at critical times such as after using the latrine, after cleaning babies poo and before or after eating.
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Cancelling School Visitation Days is an Exaggerated Reaction to COVID-19 - MOH COVID 19 in Africa 2 Top story

The Director-General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa says that schools do not need to stop parents from visiting their children. He adds that the cancelling of school visitations is an exaggerated reaction to the disease because to date, there is no confirmed case of coronavirus in Uganda.
18:55
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Ministry of Health Planning Cholera Vaccination Drive

Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday that effective next month they will be carrying out vaccination in six districts of Kasese, Moyo, Arua, Ntoroko, Busia and Namayingo against cholera since it’s one of diseases that pose the highest risk and their biggest scare as the heavy rains set in.
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COVID-19 Fight: Key Public Places Resort to Sensitization as Manning Hand washing Facilities Proves Hard COVID -19 outbreak 2 6 Top story

At Nakawa Market, every after two hours, a message is relayed on the market community radio reminding vendors about the virus and why it’s important to maintain proper hand hygiene to avoid infection. William Mpoza, the General Secretary Nakawa Market, says they are constrained to do more than what they are already doing.
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Coronavirus: MOH Issues New Guidelines for Mass Gatherings Ministry of Health 1

The Ministry says all venues should have first aid kits, toilets or latrines with 1 stance for every 20 participants, hand washing facilities, waste management facilities, adequate ventilation with proper air circulation, health desk with Health workers to monitor the health safety standards and that all venues should have access to evacuation facilities for sick participants like ambulances.
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