According to Dr Alfred Mubangizi, the acting Commissioner for Vector Control in the Ministry of Health, they adapted the use of Larvicide after malaria cases across the country especially in the Kigezi sub-region continued to increase.
The distribution is in line with a commitment by President Yoweri Museveni to provide free reusable masks to all Ugandans aged six years and above, as a pre-condition for lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
The truck which was loaded with cement had a brake failure and knocked a tipper registration number UBG-149D, which was ahead of it before swerving off the road. In the process, four people who were found on the roadside sustained injuries, and several properties were destroyed.
The Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC), an independent body responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in Africa, on behalf of the World Health Organisation- WHO, today said that it would make its final decision about the region's wild polio virus status in August 2020.
This is part of an emergency supplementary fund set aside for the district whose entire infrastructure was ruined last month, when rivers burst their banks, washing away bridges, buildings and schools and displacing families.
Specifically addressing the argument of the Commission’s failure to consult stakeholders, Byabakama said that the Constitution stipulates that the exercise of the EC functions shall not be subject to the control or authority of any person.
While addressing the media on Friday ahead of tomorrow’s World Refugees Day, Boutrout said UNHCR will be unable to support refugees in terms of education and health services in the host communities. Boutrout attributed the financial crisis to CoronaVirus Disease that has hampered world economies.
He adds that they intend to provide liquidity support to SACCOs and microfinance institutions, ensure revision of interest rates to borrowers, support SACCOs to develop new products, and capitalize the capacity building department at Uganda Retirements Benefits Regulatory Authority (UBRA) among others.
Dr Gerald Mutungi, the Ag. Commissioner Non-Communicable Diseases at the Ministry of Health says they have a comprehensive document that lists what medicines health workers can use, in what intervals in addition to at what point one should refer the patient to a higher facility.
The Law Development Centre-LDC had opened up an online portal two weeks ago to ensure continuity of learning during the lockdown. But State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo says that several parliamentarians had petitioned the ministry saying that the online learning at LDC was segregative.
The institute which hosts a regional referral lab on influenza has been the sole research and testing facility for COVID-19 in the country. But Kaleebu told legislators that they had to suspend all other activities for the third and fourth quarters and diverted 780 million Shillings from other research programs to fund COVID-19 work.
The on-going exercise that commenced on Thursday at Nsonga landing site in Nakisunga Sub County intends to maintain the 200 meters from the water bodies as a buffer zone, where no human activity is allowed.
Phoebe Namulindwa, the Chairperson of the task force says that the markets have been reopened today after a meeting in which the leaders committed to implementing all measures to combat the spread of the virus. These include wearing face masks, observing the recommended social distance, using sanitisers and taking extra measures to decongest the markets.
Today, Kabuleta filed a petition before the Civil Division of High Court challenging the manner under which the campaigns are to be conducted. In his application, Kabuleta, through his lawyers led by Daniel Walyemera asked the court to quash the said revised roadmap on grounds that it is not fair in a free and democratic society like Uganda.