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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.
17:23
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Seven More Laboratories Accredited for COVID-19 Testing Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

The new centres include Makerere University's department of microbiology and immunology, National Health Laboratory Services, the Infectious Disease Research Collaboration in Tororo district, the Uganda Virus Research Institute Plague Laboratory in Arua district, Gulu University, Rakai Health Sciences Laboratory and the Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital laboratory.
14:48
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Health Workers Getting Infected with COVID-19 Outside Hospitals - WHO Ministry of Health 3

Data released by WHO shows that in April, 23,000 health care workers were infected with COVID-19 with 100 succumbing to the disease. Figures from the International Council of Nurses put the figures of affected nurses to 90,000 infected nurses and 260 deaths recorded globally since outbreak of the disease was declared in January 2020
22:43
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Four More Truck Drivers Test Positive for COVID-19 Ministry of Health 1

Two of the confirmed cases are Ugandans while the other two are of a Kenyan and Tanzanian nationals. The Kenyan and Ugandans are believed to have entered the country through the Elegu point of entry while the Tanzanian case was tested at Matukula.
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COVID-19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 122 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The new cases is Ugandan truck driver who arrived from Juba via Elegy. His sample was part of 2,296 other samples that were tested today at the Uganda Virus Research Institute
16:04
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Gov’t to Address Hostility towards Foreign Truck Drivers COVID-19 1

The Foreign Affairs State Minister, Henry Okello Oryem, says the incidents cited in the note are isolated cases and not the official position of Uganda.
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Instant COVID-19 Testing Due to Start at Malaba Border Post lockdown 2 1 Top story

The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine says that they are setting up laboratories at the border with the hope that the stations start running this weekend. She says that with this in place, truck drivers will get their results within hours instead of waiting for the next day.
07:33
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Another Truck Driver Tests Positive, Uganda Now has 101 Cases COVID-19 Pandemic 1

The case is a 32-year-old driver who entered the country via the Mutukula border. His sample was among 3,091 samples that were tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI.
16:34
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Truck Drivers Giving False Information at Entry Points-MOH COVID-19 Pandemic 3 1

Atek Kagirita, the ministry of health COVID-19 Incident Commander says instead of registering the number plates of cars, the clever driver registers the trailer number. As a result, officials are unsure about the whereabouts of 13 truck drivers who tested positive and are believed to have entered the country and exited without coming into contact with health officials after their results were released.
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COVID-19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 98 Ministry of Health 2 Top story

The sample belongs to a 27 year old truck driver from Kenya who entered the country through the Busia border crossing. This brings the country's cases to 98
09:01
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COVID-19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 85 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The two cases are a 35 year old Kenyan male driver who entered the country through the Busia border. The second case is a Ugandan male from Masindi who was confirmed through the ongoing health ministry community survey
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Scientists Puzzled Over Low COVID-19 Cases in Uganda COVID-19 Pandemic 1

"We have begun studies to determine why this is so but we suspect that it might have more to do with demographics of the country where in the case of Uganda majority are young people lease susceptible to the disease," Prof Wanyenze said.
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COVID-19 Mobile Testing Vans Grounded Due to Lack of Vital Equipment COVID-19 Pandemic 1 1 Top story

Prof Pontiano Kaleebi, the Executive Director Uganda Virus Research Institute told URN in an interview that they are not sure when the trucks will deploy the trucks since the procurement of the PCR machines might take some time.
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COVID-19: Government Starts Disinfecting Trucks Entering Uganda COVID-19 Pandemic 1 1

The process begun this morning at the Bunagana border crossing. According to the health ministry, all trucks will undergo disinfection as drivers are being screened and tested for COVID-19
13:10
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Uganda’s Failure to Stop Truck Drivers Triggers Social Media Backlash COVID-19 Pandemic 1

The highest number of cases was recorded last week when 11 truck drivers tested positive in just one day. Yesterday, another four truck drivers from Tanzania, tested positive pushing Uganda’s COVID-19 Caseload to 79.
17:42
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COVID-19; Trucks to Adopt Relay System from Borders Ministry of Health 1 1

The meeting which was convened yesterday decided that drivers will have to implement the relay system-where a designated driver drives to the Ugandan border and from there on, another from Uganda who has tested negative for COVID-19 continues with the rest of the journey.
02:29
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COVID-19: Uganda COVID-19 Cases now at 75 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The new case is a 43-year-old Ugandan truck driver who entered the country through the Malaba border crossing from Kenya.
07:10
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COVID-19:11 New Cases Confirmed COVID-19 in Uganda 2 Top story

According to the health ministry, all the new cases are of truck drivers from Kenya and Tanzania who entered the country between Thursday and Friday
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COVID-19: Uganda's Confirmed Cases Rise to 63 Ministry of Health 1

One of the truck drivers, a 43-year-old is a contact of the first Tanzanian driver who tested positive last week. He entered the country on March 17,2020. The other, is a 35-year-old who entered the country through the Mutukula border crossing yesterday.
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Body of Ugandan Repatriated from Dubai Not Related to COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda

Ministry of Health officials say that reports indicating that a body of someone who succumbed to COVID-19 in Dubai was repatriated to Uganda are false and unfounded. The Director-General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa says that the person whose body was repatriated from Dubai passed away due to an accident and not COVID-19.
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