Led by their zonal chairperson, Jimmy Okalo, the recovered patients said that although the first negative results were availed to them five days after the tests were conducted, the confirmatory test results were announced to them after a week.
Wafula Siradu Patrobas, a member of the Equal Opportunity Commission said that as Uganda celebrates the International Albinism Awareness Day, it is important to address stigma and discrimination towards people with albinism. The International Albinism Awareness Day is celebrated every June 13.
The facility has received five suspected coronavirus cases with four of these sent into self-isolation without any formal examination due to lack of protective gears and transport. One other walk-in case of contact was picked by the district health team and taken to Bwera Hospital for testing.
Speaking on Monday at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala at the daily security briefing, Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police said now that the virus is continuously being reported among the community, they will move the places and enforce the restrictions on physical distancing, face coverings among others.
Entebbe Hospital Director Dr Moses Muwanga says that the hospital is now left with 114 patients who include health workers from Lira Regional Referral Hospital, long-distance truck drivers and their contacts.
William Komakech, Kitgum Resident District Commissioner revealed during a weekly covid-19 taskforce meeting on Friday that the south Sudanese was intercepted by locals while crossing a porous border point into the district.
Shiloba says that although he had protective gear, he was still afraid that getting in close contact with the patient could turn out to be a life-threatening experience for him. At the time, thousands of people had already lost lives to COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, Italy and the United States of America.
According to Leku, due to the lack of money, many of the front liners are demoralized and not willing to work and yet the district is continuing to register community cases. He adds that, they have already exhausted the 165 million shillings given by government with most of it going in case management.
On Tuesday, the army had to reinforce the police at the burial of Serere Principal Assistant Secretary, Patrick David Ejiku in Kamuda Sub County, Soroti District. The police had cleared only 100 people but many mourners turned up forcing police to disperse them.
They include one physician; six clinicians, 12 nurses and 12 hygienists. The hygienists are charged with day to day cleaning of the treatment facility including laundry services across the 100 expanded bed capacity unit.
Dr Pamela Atim Okot, the Medical Director of Kitgum General Hospital also acknowledged that if more COVID-19 cases are registered in the district, they may not be able to accommodate more than 12 cases.
The seven cases were part of 2,532 samples that were tested yesterday from different testing points in the country. Four of the cases were from alerts and contacts of people who have tested positive. They were picked from the districts of Tororo, Kyotera and Gulu. The other three cases were picked at the Malaba and Mutukula points of entry
Lieutenant Ibrahim Ssekito, the Nakasongola Army Barracks Spokesperson told URN that the soldier had gone for a medical checkup, a routine undertaken before one is redeployed after concluding his leave. He had previously travelled to Kasese district.
Prof. Noelene Nakasujja said assessing them is vital for halting further spread of the disease and key among what they are set to establish is how they perceive their jobs now with infections among health workers in globally being in thousands. These findings she says will inform the kind of interventions that will cater for mental wellness of health workers.