The Acting Traffic Police Director ,Lawrence Niwabiine, says that as police they are concerned and worried about the health of their manpower that execute their daily duties in an environment that exposes them to the polluted air.
According to schools that URN visited, the headteacher indicated that it is hard to implement SOPs because learners find it hard to wear face masks the entire school day. Failure to implement SOPs in schools comes at time when the number of COVID-19 cases in the country is on the rise
Patrick Baguma, the Masindi District Health Officer-DHO says that samples from the health workers were taken on Wednesday and on Thursday all the eight samples turned positive for COVID-19 prompting the District COVID-19 task force to temporarily suspend operations at the health Center to avoid further spread of the virus.
Previously, all travellers entering the country from countries reporting high COVID-19 cases like; the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania undergo a compulsory COVID-19 PCR test at their own cost at the airport.
The interns went on strike over poor working conditions on May 17th, 2021 and had promised not to resume work unless their demands were met. The interns wanted government to increase their allowances to Shs 3 million from Shs 900,000. They also wanted government to provide accommodation for them.
According to WHO, less than 5 percent of the entire continent has received one jab of the vaccines. However, due to global vaccine shortages of the Astra-Zeneca vaccine, many countries cannot issue second doses
Muhammad Mubiru, the Principal Hospital Administrator at Entebbe Hospital says Wakiso district headquarters has run out of doses. As a result, Entebbe Hospital, where 100 to 150 people are vaccinated daily, is unable to re-stock.
On Thursday, the authority issued a notice to the public indicating that following the screening tests that were conducted early this week, one of the staff members was found positive and is currently undergoing case management.