Muhammad Kisanja, the chairman of the market tells URN that he has no control of the fees charged to use the Wash facilities as these are private facilities that are benefiting from the inability of the government to construct toilets. He says he already received complaints from vendors that prices for showering had been increased.
Authorities have announced that the district headquarters will remain closed to the general public for at least two weeks. During the two weeks, the district buildings, offices and surroundings will be fumigated to ensure that it is safe from contaminants which could lead to further spread of COVID-19.
Bishop Katumba stopped priests from using microphones during burial services and reduce the time of burial services to strictly 30 minutes in his latest list of guidelines to the Church. He also suspended the practice of choosing a member of the congregation to take Bible readings and allowed them to make necessary adjustments to other facets that may prolong the service.
The move follows the increase in prices of the drug. Prior to yesterday's approval of the product by the National Drug Authority, the drug was being sold on the open market for an average of 10,000. Shillings. But this price went up fivefold, selling for as much as 50,000 Shillings as the demand went up across the country.
Elly Ariho Twinoburyo, a district councillor of Ruhiira Town council, says that people who have tested positive for COVID-19 but don't have symptoms continue to flout homecare guidelines, and mixing with the community and increasing the threat of spreading the virus.
Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero expressed need for external experts to help with the pandemic saying that previously Ugandan epidemiologists have intervened elsewhere including herself when she travelled to West Africa at the height of the Ebola epidemic. Even with the strain in the number of health workers now, Uganda has not yet had any external health workers come in, she said.
Edward Nyongesa, the Mbale District/City Surveillance officer attributes the increasing death at the hospital to inadequate oxygen supply. He says on average at least four people succumb to the virus at the hospital each day.
Gilbert Mateeka, Rugarama Hospital Medical Superintendent says that he was last week intercepted by security officers who were on patrol in Kabale town while on his way driving to attend to a Covid-19 patient who is under Home Care Management.
According to the Ministry, effective July 3, the travellers arriving or departing from Uganda will have to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours before their travel. Initially, the timeline for testing for covid before travel was 120 hours.