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11:25
11:25

WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial for COVID-19 Treatment 1 Top story

Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine were part of the four drugs being studied by the WHO in their solidarity trial taking place in over 17 countries. The other drugs were remedesvir and Lopinavir.
07:13
07:13

10 More People Test Positive for COVID-19, Cases Rise to 222 MOH 1 Top story

All 10 cases are Ugandan nationals who entered the country on Tuesday. Nine of them are truck drivers who entered the country from different points of entry while one case is of a contact to a truck driver. According to the health ministry, the contact was already under quarantine by the time samples were taken for testing.
10:56
10:56

14 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded 1 Top story

All the new cases are previous contacts of truck drivers who were under quarantine at the time that they were tested
15:49
15:49

Uganda Records Good Results Treating COVID with Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine COVID-19 Treatment 1

Uganda has used the two drugs in combination with azithromycin to manage its COVID-19 patients at Entebbe General Hospital. So far, 53 patients have been treated at Entebbe and they have fully recovered. In addition to hydroxychloroquine, the patients have been given Vitamin C.
13:17
13:17

Over 7,000 High Risk Travelers Not Tested for COVID-19 MOH 1 1

The call to test the travellers came at a time when all the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases were from returnees who had travelled abroad and returned to the country at the peak of the pandemic in Asia, Europe and America's.
04:15
04:15

23 More People Test Positive to COVID-19, Cases Rise to 198 MOH 1 Top story

The government also blocked the entry of 38 truck drivers who tested positive at different points of entry. This brings the number of drivers who have been sent back to 206, since the beginning of the week.
17:41
17:41

Gov’t Urged to Stop Child Marriages in Order to End Fistula MOH 3 1

The condition occurs when a mother has a prolonged, obstructed labour resulting in an abnormal opening in the birth canal. The health ministry estimates that 100,000 women and girls in the country are suffering from the condition. But according to experts, the condition can be avoided by delaying the age of first pregnancy, the cessation of harmful traditional practices, and timely access to obstetric care.
07:44
07:44

15 People Test Positive to COVID, Uganda's Caseload Rises to 175

The 15 new cases include;12 truck drivers who entered the country using the Elegu,Busia and Malaba points of entry. Three cases are contacts of already confirmed cases.
17:45
17:45

Treating Foreign COVID-19 Positive Truck Drivers was Risky- Aceng EAC 1 1

Uganda has returned up to 145 truck drivers who tested positive to their countries, an act that contradicts a recommendation by the World Health Organisation that those who test positive are treated and counted as a case in the country. Uganda has also expunged from its caseload, the numbers of all foreign truck drivers tested by Uganda Virus Research Institute, and lately from the border points.
12:25
12:25

Cargo Trucks Stuck at Borders as Countries Reject COVID-19 Results from EAC Bloc 3 1 Top story

While the move is aimed at solving the COVID-19 equation, it has become a burden to truck drivers, according to the Uganda Truck Drivers Association because countries doubt the results issued by other jurisdictions. They add that because of that, drivers from all over East Africa are stuck at points of entry with cargo.
16:58
16:58

Covid-19: MPs Want Ugandans Held in DRC Prisons Extradited Parliament 1 2

According to reports from DRC, 41 cases of COVID-19 have been detected while five people have died in Ndolo prison in Kinshasa, where 124 Ugandans including Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Sam Mugumya are being held.
15:12
15:12

Foreign Truck Drivers off List as Uganda Revises COVID-19 Cases WHO 1 1

According to the health ministry, the removal of the cases was a directive from President Yoweri Museveni. The WHO country representative says Uganda's move is okay as long as neighbouring countries are informed so that the discarded numbers can be added onto their country of origin
06:31
06:31

10 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded MOH 1 Top story

The 10 include nine truck drivers and one contact of a confirmed truck driver. This brings the number of confirmed cases for truck drivers to 145. The new cases were part of 1,497 samples that were tested on Wednesday.
10:55
10:55

WHO Boss Re-echoes Need for Unity to Conquer COVID-19 MOH 3 1

The WHO director general asked all member countries to put their difference aside and stand united against COVID-19
16:01
16:01

Health Minister Aceng Appeals for Protective Gowns for Health Workers truck drivers 1

The Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng has called on well-wishers to donate protective full-length gowns for medical workers use during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
08:25
08:25

12 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed Among Truck Drivers UVRI 1

All the 12 cases are Ugandan truck drivers who entered the country using different points of entry on Monday. To date over 160 drivers have tested positive.
17:54
17:54

‘COVID-19 Has Humbled Us,’ -WHO Director General 4 1 Top story

Dr Ghebreyesus says that the pandemic has changed economies and lives around the world affecting close to five million people and claiming more than 300,000 lives within a space of five months. He adds that the virus has the ability to bring an end to all the progress that the world had made in health like the reduction of mortality rates to destroying economies.
12:25
12:25

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases now at 248 as 21 More Drivers Test Positive 1 Top story

At least 17 out of the 21 cases were collected at the Elegu point of entry, three were from Mutukula and one from Malaba. The tests were part of 1,324 that were carried out on Sunday.
07:59
07:59

AU Appeals for Stable and Peaceful Environment’ For Burundi Polls African Union

In a joint statement issued together with the United Nations on Sunday, the partners said they have been following the electoral campaign and remain concerned about reports of intimidation and violent clashes between supporters of opposing sides.
10:32
10:32

Truck Drivers in Uganda to Be Tested for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1 1

As part of the new measures, transport or logistic companies will have to test all their drivers within the country and then adopt and implement the new “Truck Driver Journey Management System” Mobile application for easier monitoring.
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