Some of the measure that governments are being asked to consider include; scrapping promotional examinations, moving classrooms to open places such as under trees and putting in place social distancing measures that could see learners study in shifts. Once in schools, the use of masks by teachers, leaners and staff should be considered to reduce exposure or spread of diseases causing aerosols.
The officials include Arua District Chief Administrative Officer Ismael Ochengel and his deputy Paul Samuel Mbiiwa, who were interdicted in December 2018 by the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Local Government to pave way for investigations into the suspected theft of 509 million Shillings from the district coffers.
Oulanyah handed over the money to Nicholas Ogwang, Chief Administrative Officer – CAO from Lalogi Health IV. He explained that he handed over the money in respect of the directive given by the President and the guidance by Parliament.
“We don’t want people like Nsubuga to stay in our area, let him look for a different area; he has been intimidating locals, very aggressive and tells everyone that he was a former soldier. Whenever he drinks, he shouts at night inconveniencing people, for the past two years,” said the source.
“The unit [cyber] has received over 100 complaints from prominent Ugandans including corporates, business people, lawyers, doctors, Members of Parliament and others claiming that unknown persons sent them photo-shopped photographs showing them in compromising positions and are demanding money not to publish them on social media,” Onyango said.
A set of ten guidelines including screening a COVID-19 suspected, quarantined and confirmed persons for hypertension and diabetes, and screening all NCDs patients for actual and potential contact with corona virus in addition to ensuring that mobile personnel have a kit with the basic NCDs patient monitoring kits are set for health workers treating people living with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, asthma and Cancer and other six to be considered by patients themselves.
. Simon Esunget, the URA Busia Customs Supervisor, says they have deployed security to control people and ensure everyone is screened for corona virus. He explains that many people are still adamant at implementing the Covid19 preventive measures issued by the Health Ministry.
The campaign spurs action against COVID-19 by drawing attention to the need for widespread testing and social prevention measures across the continent. In one of the key messages, the Ministry is using socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa, also known as Bad Black to caution girls against allowing truck drivers to get close to or touch them.
However, the UPDF says that the confirmed case, a soldier who first manifested with flu and cough, is now very stable and those with whom he got in contact with are isolated. According to the Deputy Spokesperson of the UPDF Lt Col Deo Akiiki, measures are in place at their bases to control the spread of the virus.
George William Lubega, the Lwampanga Sub county LC 3 Chairperson explains that the water from Lake Kyoga has submerged several homes forcing over 3000 residents to flee for their lives. He says the number of displaced persons is likely to increase as the water levels continue rising.
Emma Kooko, a senior six student at Masaba Secondary School offering BCM, says the idea of studying at home is unrealistic for children from disadvantaged homes.
He is among the lucky children living in the camp whose family has a TV set but he says what is taught on TV is not adequate enough to equip them with the necessary knowledge and that they don’t have an opportunity for feedback since the teachers are fast and don’t provide room for questions.
Agnes Nabirye, the Buvuma District Covid-19 Task force Chairperson and Resident District Commissioner, says they have been facing challenges of responding to emergencies in distant islands that make up the district. Buvuma district comprises 52 scattered islands.