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May 2020 15 results
18:15
18:15

EAC Member States to Jointly Test Truck Drivers for COVID-19 State House 3 1

This is the highest number of infections to be recorded by the country in one day, since the confirmation of the virus in March. Uganda’s caseload now stands at 114 infections, a sizeable number from Kenyan and Tanzanian truck drivers who are entering the country through Malaba, Busia and Mutukula border posts.
17:19
17:19

COVID-19 Fund Allocation Irks Kitgum Medics, Sub County Leaders Finance Ministry 1 3

Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Executive Director of St Joseph’s Hospital Kitgum says there is a need to consider the risks health workers are enduring at the moment and determine an appropriate allowance. She notes that allocating 20,000 Shillings for a health worker in high-risk situations may not be right citing that they may deserve probably 80,000 Shillings.
16:59
16:59

Medics Caution Mothers Against Spending Nights in Markets with Children 4 1

Dr Deogratias Munube, a paediatrician at Mulago National Referral Hospital and also the president of the Uganda Pediatric Association says that while lactating mothers have no option, markets expose children to respiratory infections caused by the cold. According to Dr Munube, children might develop asthma or even pneumonia.
16:05
16:05

Tailors Tap Profits From Homemade Cloth Masks president Museveni 3 1

President Yoweri Museveni, during his recent address recommended that everyone should wear a mask, as a way of controlling the spread of Coronavirus Disease –COVID-19. The face coverings are particularly recommended in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission
14:48
14:48

WHO Needs USD 1.3b to Fund Second Phase of COVID-19 Response COVID-19 Pandemic 2 1

The money is needed to ensure that the agency can provide testing kits, masks, medical gowns, gloves, face shields and other essential medical equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19.
14:37
14:37

Instant COVID-19 Testing Due to Start at Malaba Border Post lockdown 2 1 Top story

The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine says that they are setting up laboratories at the border with the hope that the stations start running this weekend. She says that with this in place, truck drivers will get their results within hours instead of waiting for the next day.
14:25
14:25

Police Officer Discharged from Dokolo Quarantine COVID_ 19 2

The officer, who is attached to Dokolo Central Police Station, was isolated after suspicious residents saw her disembarking from a Cargo truck in Dokolo Town council.
14:11
14:11

Health Minister Orders Intensified Risk Communication in Elegu truck drivers 3 1

On a daily basis, between 300 to 1,000 cargo trucks are cleared by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the immigration department at Elegu border post, on a continuing journey to South Sudan. However, the Minister observed that there is laxity among the border community who need adequate and timely knowledge about the threats posed by the global killer pandemic.
14:06
14:06

Woman Suffocates to Death in Restaurant 4 1 Top story

Luke Owoyesigire the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson says a team of detectives from Mukono Police visited the crime scene and examined the body before taking it the city mortuary.
13:39
13:39

Scientists Reinforce Search for Animal Link to Human COVID-19 Infections WHO

Since the respiratory disease emerged in central China in late December, health officials have raced to locate where and how the virus was first transmitted from its animal host to humans. It is however believed that a now-closed Wuhan city wholesale market played a role in the outbreak.
13:16
13:16

Maracha Officials Irked by Delayed Approval of Covid19 Money maracha district 2 3

In a joint meeting held this week, the Task Force members wondered why the Chief Administrative Officer has delayed the approval of the funds for utilisation.
11:04
11:04

Covid19 Relief: Nwoya to Dispose of 244 Liters of Expired Milk coronavirus disease 1

According to information by our reporter, Nwoya district received 100 boxes of 500milliliters of milk on April 15, 2020 from OPM for distribution to Corona virus suspects and patients. However, the milk was remaining with a few days for expiry on May 5th, 2020.
10:28
10:28

Kasese Municipal health Center III Struggling to Handle Evacuated Patients kilembe 2 4

Esther Nakiryowa, another patient from Kilembe Hospital, says she had to buy some of her drugs from a private facility since they were not available at the health center III. She says she has no extra money to acquire medicines privately.
09:57
09:57

Uganda Registers 13 New COVID-19 Cases truck drivers 1 Top story

The 13 cases were identified from the 2,421 samples collected from truck drivers on May 8th, 2020. According to the break down, 7 of the new cases are Kenyans, 4 Ugandans and 2 Tanzanian nationals.
09:34
09:34

Suspected Cholera Outbreak Reported In Moroto clean water access 3

Peter Loyolo, the Interim Loputuk LC 3 Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network that the deceased died before he could be taken to the nearest health facility, which is 20km away.
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