The update, also read out by President Yoweri
Museveni this evening shows that out of the 215 people tested today, one was found positive of the coronavirus, a disease that is causing havoc across the world.
The pronouncement comes on the backdrop of a video showing people exercising along the Northern Bypass in magnitudes, attracting condemnation from security cycles. In the aftermath, the police issued orders stopping people from exercising saying those caught doing so especially in groups will be arrested.
The trio were arrested on Tuesday evening on orders of the Otuke Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Robert Abak following complaints by residents that they beat them up even from their homes while enforcing the COVID-19 curfew.
One of the cases is a Sudanese National who entered into the country yesterday and showed signs and symptoms of corona virus. He entered through the Nakiloro border between Kenyan and Uganda in Moroto district.
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.
According to his wife Edith Nakijjoba they turned up for a clearance in the morning hours but failed to see the RDC until they have decided to carry the body to his office that he accepted to sign a travel clearance form to Masuliita in Luwero district.
The passengers, who include a Female Eritrean national, three Rwandan nationals, a Nigerian national and three Kenyans were intercepted at Katuna border on March 22 while travelling in two Jaguar buses from Rwanda to Uganda.
According to the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Department of Police Charles Twine, the five suspects were found with three live pangolins from Masindi District, and they will be transported to Kampala before they are arraigned in court.
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said that in the current circumstances, the biometric register of MP’s attendance is suspended and the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige shall ensure that each member is manually recorded as present during the relevant sitting.
Kwagala whose organization has embarked on profiling cases of women and girls whose rights have been trampled on says yesterday she received a case of a girl who was raped but had to remain at the home that they share with the perpetrator because shelters were closed together with the closure of businesses and public transport.
Agnes Linda Auma, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner, says she intercepted 35 people last week who entered Uganda from South Sudan without clearance. She explains that upon interrogation, the suspects revealed that they were trapped in South Sudan and paid truck drivers to smuggle them into Uganda.
The development comes amid border closures announced across the world as one of the measures to forestall the spread of COVID-19. Dr Samuel Opio, the Secretary-General of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda says it is inevitable for Uganda to suffer a shortage of drugs since 90 per cent of all the drugs used in the country are imported.
The businessmen - all from Teeso Sub region were in a FUSO lorry registration number UBA 279L when they were arrested in Alerek in Abim district after refusing to stop at two road blocks before they were finally intercepted.
On Wednesday, KCCA Executive Director Andrew Kitaka, his deputy Sam Serunkuuma, the Director Gender and Community Development Officer Harriet Mudondo and political leaders inspected the market to assess the level of compliance.
Kigo Wamuyu, an insurance broker at Bartlett brokers, said it will be hard for an insurer to pay for losses due to COVID-19, saying this was a natural disaster. She, however, said that some businesses that took a cover of business disruption can ask their insurers to see whether things like coronavirus make the cut.