According to Driwale, the vaccination certificate will be country's official COVID-19 vaccination document. "We have all the records of all persons that have been vaccinated in our data base. The verified certificate that we shall be issuing will have security features that will stop people from forging it, “he said.
Justine Ajaji, the LC III Chairperson of Lii Sub County says the insects that farmers and residents started reporting the presence of the insects three weeks ago. He says they are currently registering famers whose kraals in his sub county have been affected by Nagana, which is caused by the insects.
Residents are bitter that the stone quarrying activities have caused huge damage to their houses, animals and plants, leaving them in poverty. The most affected areas include Lule, Kanyogogga, Nsaka, Ssebagala and Lugono villages in Semuto town council.
Lil Roy, 34, whose real name is Charles Roy Pimungu, together with his renowned Producer, Dr Kaunda of Complex Studio in Gulu produced a song labelled “Pe Weene,” foretelling death resulting from an inevitable ailment in 2020.
URN reporters visited several parks that include the New taxi park, Usafi, Namayiba and Kisenyi parks and observed that there is strict enforcement of the SOPs among operators. Handwashing facilities have been placed at most entrances and there are people enforcing hand washing and wearing of masks.
Over the weekend, more than 286,000 doses of the vaxzevria brand of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Norway arrived in the country. But sections raised concern considering that the donor country has suspended the use of the same jab in their country over studies that connected the drug to a rare type of blood clots.
The government imposed a second lockdown in mid-June following a spike in COVID-19 infections and deaths. It also issued several restrictions among them the suspension of public transport, which were lifted on Friday with taxis now advised to carry only 50 per cent of their licenced capacity.
Kanonya says that all taxi drivers, loaders, brokers at the terminal must sanitize while each driver must have proof that they have a sanitiser for passengers before accessing the park. He adds that any driver who will be found loading passengers without a sanitiser will be fined up to 100, 000 Shillings.
“My home in Hamu Mukasa village was attacked and surrounded by over ten armed police and army officers on orders from above to arrest me and my family for playing Church music on Sunday and offering food to vulnerable people who kept on coming to my home demanding for help since they did not get Nabanja’s money,” Bakaluba said.
She noted that the national carrier had initially planned to start flying to Dubai, United Arab Emirates on July 16. However, the company had to postpone the launch because UAE suspended flights to Uganda to combat the spread of COVID-19.
. Paul Mumwata, a livestock farmer, says that he lost his two animals on Saturday to the disease. He says that the animals presented with difficulties in breathing and by the time he called a vet, it was too late to save them.
Kitgum District Surveillance Focal Point Person Simon Knox Okongo says that the training was aimed at easing follow up of COVID-19 patients within the community which are sometimes not easily and frequently accessed by health workers.
This comes amidst piling complaints against Private healthcare providers charging exorbitantly for their services, which came to the limelight when hospitals started detaining patients and withholding bodies over fees for treating critical COVID-19 cases.
According to Kenneth Byaruhanga, the Senior Immigration Officer in Charge of Mutukula Border post, the two neighbouring countries are uniformly enforcing Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) including testing those leaving or returning to either country, to ensure that residents moving across borders are safe to proceed to their final destinations.
These findings which come out after a recent incident where a newly operated mother committed suicide by jumping off a building at Kawempe National Referral Hospital, show that half of the women live in fear and are not confident that they would get appropriate treatment if they contracted COVID-19.