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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.
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.
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

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
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.
12:17
12:17

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda in COVID-19 Isolation 2 Top story

Rugunda who announced his decision through his twitter handle @RuhakanaR said that although his results were negative, he needs to isolate, as a recommended health measure. Rugunda, one of many ministers that were tested for COVID-19 yesterday is also the head of the COVID-19 government task force.
18:50
18:50

World Leaders Call for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines United Nations 5

The leaders made the call during the Global Vaccine Summit that begun today in London. According to the leaders, all vaccines should be made available for all countries equally without considering the country of origin where the vaccines are made.
14:59
14:59

15 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded MOH 1

Nine of the confirmed cases were from community alerts and contacts to truck drivers who had earlier tested positive to the virus while four were truck drivers who entered the country from Tanzania, through the Mutukula border post. The nine cases from the contacts were picked from Amuru, Kyotera, Buikwe, Nakaseke, Lira and Kampala.
12:15
12:15

18 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed MOH 2 Top story

Four of the new cases were truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu border point, two others entered through Malaba and 12 cases were from alerts and contacts of truck drivers. Of the 12, cases from contacts and alerts, eight were from Amuru district, three were from Buikwe and one from Kyotera district.
15:45
15:45

Uganda Medical Association Wants Health Workers to Lay Down Tools over Lack of PPE COVID-19 3 1

According to the doctor's umbrella organisation, health workers should not endanger their lives by working without PPE. They say government should provide equipment for health workers
12:09
12:09

Uganda Records 32 More COVID-19 Cases 1 1 Top story

According to results released by the health ministry this morning, 19 of the new cases are truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu, Malaba, Busia and Mutukula border points while 13 cases were picked from people who are believed to have had contact with positive truck drivers.
12:00
12:00

Uganda to Use Blood Plasma of Recovered Patients for COVID-19 Treatment United States 1 3

Prof Pauline Byakika, a member of the Scientific Committee for COVID -19 says that the use of convalescent plasma will be a quicker and straight forward avenue to handle the disease given the continued rise in cases.
11:56
11:56

Trust, Caution Vital as Travel Restrictions Start to Ease– WTO 1 Top story

The agency reviewed measures of 217 destinations worldwide, as of 18 May, and found that 3 per cent of all destinations have taken steps to ease restrictions. Seven destinations have eased restrictions for international tourism purposes, while several more are engaged in discussions on the reopening of borders after months of lockdowns.
22:20
22:20

Excessive Inflows from Rivers Responsible for L. Victoria Rising Water Levels . lake victoria 4 4

Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) says some of the rivers that flow into the lake are filling up due to the higher rains received particularly in Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi. There are 23 rivers that flow into the lake, eleven of them coming from Tanzania. However, by 8th May, 2020, the water level was at 13.42 metres, surpassing the 13.41 metres of 1964 which had been the highest ever recorded in 50 years.
01:36
01:36

84 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Caseload at 413 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

52 cases were truck drivers who entered the country through Elegu and Busia points of entry. The highest number of cases-50 entered through the Elegu point of entry. 32 cases were contacts to previously confirmed cases that were under quarantine, according to the health ministry.
06:47
06:47

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

Of the 12 new cases, five are of truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu point of entry, while seven are contacts of previously confirmed cases. Another 25 foreign truck drivers were handed over to their countries after testinb positive.
01:28
01:28

36 New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed MOH 1 Top story

The new cases comprise 24 truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu, Malaba and Lia points of entry. At least 20 of drivers entered through the Elegu border point, while 12 of the reported new cases were picked from members of the community.
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