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May 2020 16 results
22:41
22:41

Gov’t Orders Mandatory Wearing of Facemasks as More Businesses are Allowed to Reopen COVID-19 Response

The businesses so far allowed to open are hardware shops, mechanic workshops and garages, metal and wood workshops, insurance companies, 30 lawyers to handle urgent matters, restaurants [but only allowed to do takeaways] and warehouses.
16:42
16:42

Gov’t to Negotiate Visa Extensions for Ugandans Stuck Abroad lockdown 1 1

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated that Government does not intend to evacuate Ugandans stuck abroad following a COVID-19 Pandemic lock down.
16:36
16:36

Police Officers Warned Against Going for Operations Without Protective Equipment Richard Karemire 1

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said an officer has no excuse for going on duty without a face mask, hand sanitizer and gloves because all these are available for their use.
15:28
15:28

Entebbe Residents Irked By Selective Distribution of Relief Items 4 3

According to Entebbe Municipal Mayor, Vincent DePaul Kayanja there are 65,000 vulnerable people in the municipality include casual workers, taxi drivers, Boda Boda riders, sex workers and the elderly, among others.
14:54
14:54

Health Workers Sharing Room with COVID-19 Suspects at Mutukula Border 1

The Ministry of Health deployed at least 12 health workers at the Mutukula border main entrance to carry out mandatory testing of all travellers entering the country as transit truck drivers from Tanzania.
14:48
14:48

Masindi Public Primary School Designated COVID-19 Isolation Centre Isolation center 2

Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19 Case Management team in Masindi, says that given the big number of people who came into direct contact with the police officer, they have decided to use Masindi Public Primary school to accommodate COVID-19 suspects since the only one Isolation centre at Masindi hospital is not appropriate.
14:02
14:02

30,000 Affected by Floods in Nakapiripirit OPM 2 1 Top story

Simon Peter Igira, a Community worker, says over 1000 people are at the school after their houses were submerged by floods on Saturday night after three rivers burst their banks. He says rain has been pounded the district since last week.
13:09
13:09

Boda Boda Cyclists in Acholi Petition Disaster Minister Over Food Aid Ministry of Health 1 3

The concerned riders made the petition through their umbrella body, Boda-Boda Association of Acholi Sub Region that include Gulu, Kitgum, Pader, Agago, Lamwo, Agago, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro Districts led by their Chairperson, Thomas Okot Oboma.
13:08
13:08

Female Suspects Dominate Mbale Covid19 Quarantine Center 3

Isaac Wepondi the Acting Medical Officer Mbale Municipal Council, who is also the Quarantine Center manager, says 19 out of the 24 suspects they have at the quarantine center at Mbale School of Clinical Officers are females.
12:46
12:46

Jinja Hospital On the Spot for Failing to Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines health worker 1 2

While inspecting the hospital’s isolation centre on Sunday, Kaducu said that security personnel have failed to limit the entry of vehicles which cause congestion as they are parked outside the wards, contrary to the COVID-19 standard operating procedures.
12:41
12:41

COVID-19: Masindi Health Officials Tracing for 2300 Contacts

On Saturday, a police officer attached to Masindi central police station tested positive to COVID-19 during the ongoing health ministry community survey. He has since been transferred to Hoima Regional Referral hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.
12:24
12:24

Lack of Food Hindering ARVs Adherence in Kasese HIV Patients 5 1

Gladys Komugisa an HIV positive mother who has been taking ARV's for over 30 years says like many patients she is no longer taking her drugs due to lack of food.
12:08
12:08

Absence of Personal Protective Equipment Bothers Bunyoro Region Leaders Bunyoro Kingdom 2

Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Health Minister Dr Florence Asiimwe says that most government health facilities in the region are not equipped with the necessary gear to protect themselves against such infections, despite working from the porous border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
11:25
11:25

Bududa District Taskforce, Bulucheke SS Clash Over Quarantine Centre 2 1 Top story

The School Head Teacher, Edward Mukhwana, says they presented their reasons to the District Task Force why they rejected the establishment of the quarantine center in the school and they have not listened to their pleas.
11:15
11:15

Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Could Increase When Lockdown is Lifted-Scientists COVID-19 in Uganda 1 4

The scientists who are part of the national task force say that is it inevitable for the number of confirmed cases to rise when the lockdown is lifted because Ugandans who are currently in their homes now will have the opportunity to mix and hence spread the disease.
10:41
10:41

COVID-19: Kasensero Town Council Cordoned Off for Mass Testing 3 2 Top story

Dr Ronald Reagan Mutebi, an Epidemiologist in the Health Ministry who led the team that assessed the Covid-19 situation in the area, says they noticed several loopholes that make the community susceptible to the contagious virus.
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