More than 3,000 people were tested for COVID-19 as part of the clearance to attend the different Parliamentary events this month. The events included the election of the Speaker on May 24, the State of the Nation Address by President Museveni on June 4, and Budget Reading on June 10.
Major Peter Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd division Spokesperson told URN that the suspects use different names in their statements, which they disown when they appear before the army court Martial. "When they are arrested, they don't give their correct particulars to the officer taking statements.
Petero Bagerize, a farmer in Masha Sub County says that they have failed to get the genuine acaricides to kill ticks. Bagerize, explains that he has resorted to spraying his cows every after two days because the ticks fall off after spraying but later attack the cows.
A survey conducted by URN in markets in Lira City, the demand for fruits especially oranges and tamarin is on the rise. The price of other commodities that include ginger, garlic, red pepper, and lemongrass has also increased.
According to Ocan, his family decided to confine the suspect in a bush for fear of contracting the virus. “When the family discovered that he had signs of the virus, they agreed to isolate him in the bush. He also accepted since his body was not normal”, said Ocan.
The team is set to play away games against Morocco and Cape Verde. However, the Silverbacks will qualify if they win the first game against Morocco to secure their position at the Afro Basket finals slated for August 24-September 5 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Michael Lakony, the Amuru LC V Chairperson told URN on Wednesday that the majority of the people living with HIV in the district cannot afford transport to different centers where they get the drug refills from.
“With the effective date named as 25th May, 2021 we embarked on our 43-month journey towards first oil. This schedule has been challenged several times before, but I’m glad to mention that with the schedule we have, there no point of turning back” said Kwizera
Dr. Richard Obet, the Bunyangabu District health Officer-DHO, says that due to the lockdown, patients or suspects cannot easily move to health centers for testing and treatment necessitating medical teams to pick them from their homes.
Joseph Komol Midi, the Dodoth North county Member of parliament, says the current insecurity in the region that has forced families to flee fertile areas has worsened the food crisis. He said from the beginning of this year, most families have not had any access to their gardens creating room for food shortage.
The Kitgum District COVID 19 Surveillance Focal Person Simon Okongo Nock says they are concerned that the failure to adhere to the set guidelines could escalate the spread of the virus in the communities.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigirye, the police released the vehicles after cautioning the drivers. He also says that police established that the impounded vehicles belonged to essential workers, but the drivers lacked proper identification.
At Kalerwe, Nakasero and St. Balikuddembe markets, gazetted handwashing points have been installed at all main entrances. Some of the points were installed by leaders, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and non-government organizations.
Paul Manyali from Bumasheti stage in Bumasheti Sub County says that he was riding with his colleague on a motorcycle when they were stopped by police at a checkpoint at Bududa hospital he was fined Shillings 300,000 and his counterpart Shillings 80,000.
Uganda has registered 29,172 positive cases in the past month according to John Hopkins University coronavirus resource center which is 40% of Uganda’s total cases since start of the pandemic in March, 2020.
Janet Akello, the Speaker of Olilim sub-county, says that the rest of the staffs have been asked to work from home for now. She, however, says that this is likely to affect service delivery since the offices were closed abruptly without any briefing.