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20:33
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Gov’t Hails People Power for Relief Food Donation COVID-19 4 1

People Power enthusiasts, led by Flavia Kalule Nabagabe, the Women's league leader and Lina Zedriga, the Deputy Principle on Wednesday afternoon handed over 50 bags of Maize floor, 30 cartons of salt and 30 boxes of soap to support a plan to aid the vulnerable poor.
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Medics Warn Public Against Stigmatizing Covid-19 Returnees from Treatment Centres Ministry of Health 2

Dr Richard Idro, the President of the association says that they are worried communities may fail to welcome the returnees as they are expected having completed their 14 days hospitalization and the confirmatory tests that followed.
14:16
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Contact Tracing for COVID -19 Suspects; a Surveillance Officers’ Day Ministry of Health 3

Currently, Uganda has 52 positive cases and 15 of them had already interacted with an unknown number of people in the community. In addition to these are the over 2,000 people who are thought to have been exposed to the disease as they travelled from different countries to Uganda around March 21 when Uganda registered the initial positive case.
17:24
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Health Workers Storm Ministry Over Stickers Ministry of Health 1 4 Top story

Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Spokesperson of the Health Ministry says unfortunately they cannot provide every health worker with a sticker. He says he will talk to the undersecretary and see how they can handle the issue of stickers.
16:06
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Gov’t Pledges to Account for COVID-19 Funds IGAD 3 1

The Intergovernmental Authority for Developement (IGAD) on monday donated a token of solidarity worth 2.6 billion shillings to all the seven of its members states to fight COVID-19. Each country including Uganda got 376 million shillings.
15:41
15:41

COVID-19: Thirty Suspects Test Negative at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital Ministry of Health 5 1

The thirty suspects’ samples were picked from people in different districts that make up Western region that include Ntungamo Isingiro, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Rubirizi, Mbarara and Rukungiri.
15:07
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COVID -19 Infections to Peak in May, June -Experts Ministry of Health 1

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said Uganda will have 18878 positive cases and over 500 people succumbing to the disease by end of April, if stringent measures of lock down and social distancing are not strictly followed.
16:43
16:43

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.
13:22
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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
15:48

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
14:48

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
15:41

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
14:24

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
17:26

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 2 1

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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