In his petition drafted in form of talking points before the Justices, Ssebaduka wondered how a sensible person would subject presidential aspirants to going to look for signatures of their supporters from two thirds of the country and then afterwards subjected them to virtual elections and campaigns.
Lillian Ruteraho, the Resident District Commissioner Kagadi who doubles as the Kagadi COVID-19 Taskforce Chairperson says that the delay to distribute the masks was putting more lives of the community at risk.
The trio was picked up on Sunday night by a team of Police officers from Kwania Central Police Station led by the District Internal Security Officer- DISO David Komakech for holding a campaign meeting in contravention of Covid-19 preventive guidelines.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in the past recommended an increase in testing capacity for Covid-19 and one of the suggested areas was to establish more testing facilities to strengthen and increase speedy confirmation of Covid-19 cases. WHO also recommends that countries should have the ability to carry out mass testing if need arises.
Besides the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) that is taking lead in the Covid-19 tests, government through the Ministry of Health in May announced the accreditation of 7 more laboratories to carry out tests.
Dr Nelson Musoba, the Director-General of Uganda AIDS Commission says that following a total lockdown that was instituted to forestall the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, many persons living with HIV were unable to access their routine medical care or essential medicine refills.
Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk, Emmanuel Banya says that the health workers have resumed outreach programmes on immunization, attending to HIV patients and monitoring Village Health team [VHT] activities.
According to the Health Ministry, the mobile labs can test as many as 1600 samples daily. The vehicles will be stationed at Elegu and Adjumani border points where there are no permanent structures and can’t allow for the installation of other testing equipment like Genexpert machine.
Dr. Lawrence Kazibwe, the Acting Deputy Executive Director Kawempe Referral Hospital, says they expect to expedite the procurement of the infrared thermometers to reduce congestion at the entrance. “We are still in the process of getting the thermometers from the office of the State Minister for health. The congestion is majorly created by the mask-food vendors and brokers,” he said. Dr.
Two of the new cases are truck drivers who were detected from Elegu and Malaba points of entry while five are contacts of previously confirmed cases from Kyotera and Amuru districts. Additionally, 12 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for Covid-19 were sent back to their countries of origin.
Three of the cases were from Elegu and three from Malaba points of entry. Others were one front line health worker and 4 cases among contacts and alerts from Buikwe, Lira, and Adjumani and Amuru districts.
In England, those who breach Coronavirus quarantine are charged 1000 Pounds (4.6 million Shillings) or prosecution with an unlimited fine, while removal from the country is a last resort for foreigners, while persons are fined 100 Pounds or 464,000 Shillings for not filling in the contact locator form, which would indicate the details of how one can be traced. The UK Government pays surprise visits to the people to ensure that they are quarantining.
Although Lira is already overwhelmed with patients just like the other Referral hospitals in the region, the officials says more patients will have to be brought in since sporadic cases are still being confirmed.
The Kitgum Municipality Mayor Walter Tooroma says assessments conducted by Ministry of Health on the health center for the past two months has given a negative rating, an indicator that it has not been not fully operational.