The companies are Lida Packaging Products Ltd based in Mbalala Mukono, Southern range Nyanza Limited in Buikwe, Evergreen Safaries limited in Mutundwe, Jude color solutions Limited in Kampala, Winfred Fashion designers Limited in Ntinda, and Fine Spinners Limited in Bugolobi.
These samples collected from both the ministry of health headquarters and Mulago National Specialised hospital will be tested from the National Public Health Laboratories in Butabika. This is a complement to an ongoing exercise whereby health workers involved in the surveillance and treatment of COVID-19 patients are tested every two weeks.
The plan to procure over 225, 000 masks for Moroto is hinged on 2014 census where Moroto is estimated to have 284,301 people with a target population of an estimated 218, 909 people who are 6 years and above, the age recommended to wear masks in public places.
Philip Kasaija Apuuli, a professor of Politics at Makerere University says even as COVID-19 continued to pose a threat, the council of Ministers of Health only got to sit for the first time at the end of March and the regional response document which largely remains on paper was not finalized until last month.
According to the budget, up to 15 billion Shillings (37.6 per cent) was allocated to Education and Sports sector while Production and Marketing received the second largest allocation of 8 billion representing (20.2 per cent).
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.