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08:39
08:39

WHO Study Recommends Use of Three Layered Fabric Masks COVID-19 1 3 Top story

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the COVID-19 Technical Leader at WHO says the new guidelines on masks should be followed because they offer better protection against COVID-19.
20:19
20:19

First UPDF COVID-19 Case Reported in Magamaga Military Barracks district 1 1

The victim is a wife to a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldier, who travelled to the barracks to nurse her ailing husband on Tuesday. The soldier whose identities have been withheld is reported to have suffered a mental breakdown and was admitted in the barrack’s health facility.
19:37
19:37

36 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

All the new cases are Ugandan contacts to people who have already tested positive for the disease. 15 of them are from Kyotera, nine are frontline health workers from Kampala while eight cases were from Yumbe. The rest were picked from the areas of Mayuge,Pader and Buvuma.
17:20
17:20

Access to Buyiga Island Restricted Amid COVID-19 Fear MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3

The case was confirmed in the community on Wednesday and instructing to isolate from his family and the community and wear a face mask as he waits for evacuation. But it took the Ministry of Health up to 30 hours to evacuate the confirmed patient from the community, together with four of his family members.
16:49
16:49

Severe Water Scarcity Hits Kikuube District shortage 5

The entire village of over 3,000 people now fetches water from a pond located five kilometres away, yet it is also shared by wild animals especially baboons and monkeys.
16:15
16:15

Arua Hospital Discharges Three COVID-19 Patients 4 2

The three, all adult male truck drivers; two from Oli division and one from Dadamu Sub County, in Arua district are part of 29 locals who were admitted at the regional COVID-19 treatment centre after testing positive from Elegu border and some of their contacts.
15:59
15:59

Gulu Hospital Admits 5 New COVID-19 Patients, Discharges 5 Others pregnant mother 2

Bishop Loum Janani, the head of the surveillance committee and case management at the hospital says that the five new admissions include a man from Ngomoromo at the Uganda–Sudan border, a pregnant mother from Padibe East Sub-County in Lamwo District.
15:14
15:14

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Stranded After Running Out of Assistive Devices 2 1

The Association Chairperson, Moses Kigambo, says most of their members are now stuck in their homes and have contracted pressure sores and urinary tract infections.
14:57
14:57

Clerics Ask Gov't to Open Places of Worship lockdown 5 1

Pastor Solomon Brian Mwesige from Good News Church in Bulenga asked government to consider opening places of worship like it has done to shopping malls and other businesses.
12:34
12:34

Najjembe Market Vendors Ordered to Self Isolate 6 2 Top story

Henry Ssentongo says he had stocked beverages, which he fears could expire should the taskforce delay to reopen the market if more vendors test positive.
11:38
11:38

OPM Staff Testing for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1

Rugunda heads the National Covid19 Task force and has been meeting several people on the task force and receiving relief donations. He however, couldn’t disclose the number of people who will be tested.
19:05
19:05

All Ministers to be Tested for COVID-19 MOH

On the first day of the exercise, a number of high profile officials reportedly tested positive for the virus and have started treatment. Their contacts, including the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda also went into self-isolation.
17:07
17:07

Amuru Leaders Demand Health Centre III in Elegu skin diseases 2 1

An estimated 10,000 people who are residents in Elegu depend on Biabia Health III which is 11 kilometres away or Atiak Health Cente IV which is a distant 40 kilometres.
17:07
17:07

COVID-19: Four KCCA Staff Members Isolated

According to Kaujju, the four members of staff were picked after they exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 earlier in the afternoon. They have since been taken to hospital for testing
16:30
16:30

Store for New Vaccines to Open in August - Minister Aceng 1

The $7.6million project that is being completed using funds secured from donors, Global Fund and the global vaccines body GAVI, the Vaccines Alliance was supposed to be up and running by August 2019 having started works in 2017. But, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says the project has been delayed by the coronavirus disease pandemic which caused halts with lockdowns.
16:03
16:03

USAID Maternal Health Project Exposes Flaws in Free Health Care 1

In the 35 districts where the project was being implemented, even as some had health center IIIs and IVs that can offer maternal and child health services including Caesarean section births, they would choose to part with some money to seek care from their 146 facilities.
13:30
13:30

Pictorial; Entebbe Airport Alters Set Up for Post COVID Operations

They have created more space to enable social distancing, installing automated document readers to eliminate excessive scanning passport pages and e- boarding pass readers and other glass shields at the baggage check-in points to reduce contact between passengers and immigration, customs and health officers.
13:19
13:19

CAA Tightens COVID-19 Measures at Entebbe Airport 4 2

Departing passengers will now be expected to arrive at the airport at least four hours before boarding to go through the Health Port screening procedures. They will also be required to present a valid health certificate from the Ministry of Health or undergo a rapid test at the airport before departure.
12:56
12:56

35 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded 1

20 of the cases were from alerts and contacts that were picked from the community in the areas of Kampala, Amuru, Mayuge, Kyotera, Wakiso, Dokolo and Amolatar, while 15 were from truck drivers who were tested from Elegu border post, Busia, in Lia, Malaba and the Oraba.
12:42
12:42

USAID to Train Health Workers on New COVID -19 Treatment Protocols 1

USAID Global Malaria Coordinator and COVID-19 Task Force Leader Dr Kenneth Staley said that already the agency has given USD 3.6 million COVID specific assistance to the country but about USD 1.3 million was tagged to activities meant to help refugees and their host communities.
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