The baby girl born to a mother who tested positive for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19 is negative.
The baby's sample was taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI for testing and the results show that she does not have the virus.
Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja says that they are currently unable to buy nose masks because of the stiff competition for them with countries that want to protect their people from the virus. They were also unable to get some of the pesticides that they use to spray locusts.
State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru told parliament that the food has so far been given to 25,548. He was this afternoon presenting a statement on the government move to proceed with the distribution of relief food in Kampala and Wakiso districts in disregard of a directive issued earlier by Parliament.
A lot of eggs go to Kenya, South Sudan but traders are fearing to move. Many dealers who would come from Kenya to Uganda to take the eggs no longer come. Other consumers locally like makers of confectionery and organizers of parties are not working.
The Moroto District COVID-19 Taskforce gazetted Nadunget Health Centre III and Nadunget Senior Secondary School as quarantine centres in the district. The two centres are less than 1 km apart along the Soroti -Moroto Highway.
The decision taking effect tomorrow has been reached after the district task force making several engagements with the market leadership to maintain vendor to vendor four-metre distance and limiting numbers of buyers turning up in big numbers on top of vendors rejecting to sleep at work places.
Members of the task force say several residents within the municipality and sub county are clandestinely operating bars, gathering in drinking places, organizing discos, carrying passengers on motorcycles and overcrowding in public places.
Speaking at the handover of the items to the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prince David Wasajja, the young brother to the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said, it’s incumbent upon them to reach out to those most affected by the pandemic.
Prosecution led by Lino Anguzo, the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions has objected to the application, saying Tumukunde has capacity to interfere with ongoing investigations once released.
They rely on the sworn affidavit by Senior Superintendent of Police, Richard Mugwisagye who is attached to the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID Headquarters in Kampala.
The 40-year-old suspect, a resident of Kengere Ward in Eastern Division, Soroti Municipality had just returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC when he presented with high fever, cough and flu; the signs associated with COVID-19.
Some of the proposed measures include; excise duty of 1,115 Shillings per liter on beer produced from barley grown and malted in Uganda, excise duty of 1,700 Shillings per liter on ready to drink spirits, 2,050 Shillings per liter on malt beer, excise duty of 1,350 Shillings per liter on gasoline, 300 Shillings per liter on kerosene, and 1,030 Shillings per liter on gas oil and others.
Court heard that the officers on 2nd April at Elegu Town Council in Amuru District, intentionally inflicted severe pain or suffering on 38 victims purportedly to punish them for disobeying a curfew. However, they all pleaded not guilty.
The Adjumani Hospital Superintendent, Dr. Michael Ambaku told URN in a phone interview on Tuesday morning that the suspect has recovered from the symptoms of Corona virus, adding that they are now waiting for results from additional samples to decide on whether or not to release him.
Joseph Kato working at private construction company in Ishaka municipality Bushenyi District says he decided to return to his home in Hima, Kasese District because he was not sure of getting food that would sustaining him throughout the lock-down.