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Health Ministry Postpones Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaign 2 1 Top story

Dr. Alfred Driwale, the manager Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization-UNEPI, says the planned campaign will not take place because of the risk that a mass immunization campaign poses.
16:23
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Serere Struggling to Manage COVID-19 Response without Transport RDC Geoffrey Okiswa 2 1 Top story

According to Okiswa, the most reliable means of transport has been Boda-bodas, which he notes only operate with permission from his office to handle emergencies.
16:20
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Six Arrested in Kitgum For Defying Covid-19 Prayer Restrictions 2

The suspects were arrested on Thursday evening while praying from Christian Fellowship Church Ministries in Pager Division in Kitgum Municipality.
16:15
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Blood Transfusion Service Struggles to Get Donors in Hoima 3 1

Henry Benda, the Senior Health officer at Uganda Blood Transfusion Service in the region says that they used to collect 1,250 Units of blood from donors from the Albert regio, on a monthly basis,before the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease in Uganda. However, it has now become a nightmare, mainly students who contribute 90 per cent of the donated blood have been sent home.
15:25
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Meteorology School Dropped from List of Quarantine Centers For Security Reasons-RDC 2 2 Top story

The school is one of the Business, Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (BTVET) institutions that had been listed by the Education and Sports Ministry to serve as a quarantine center for Covid19 suspects. The school, which has the capacity to house about 100 people, is located between Entebbe Chief Magistrates Court and State House.
15:18
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Muhokya Health Centre III Suspends Community Outreach Programs 1 2

The facility has been offering outreach programs for free cervical cancer screening and vaccination against hepatitis B virus in most hard to reach areas of the sub-county.
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Lack of Funds Hampering Covid-19 fight in Kisoro 3

Dr. Stephen Nsaziyunva, the Kisoro District Health Officer, says lack of funds to fuel the vehicles has affected their response to alert emergency alerts from patients and expectant mothers.
14:24
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People Cured of COVID-19 Could Stay Longer in Hospital - Dr. Mwebesa Ministry of Health 2

“It’s cheaper to keep them in the hospital. Get another ward away from those who are still positive and isolate there those who have tested negative till we are sure they are safe”, Mwebesa said, “ You know this is a new disease. Nobody is 100% sure. So the specialists are still consulting each other to avoid making mistakes”.
14:22
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Mukono Task Force Under Spotlight Over Royikem Covid19 Donation 1 3 Top story

On Monday, Royikem Industries Limited, which produced Rose Foam mattresses, handed over 500 mattresses and 3000 liters of fuel to the Mukono District Covid-19 Task force led by the Resident District Commissioner, Fred Bamwiine.
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Mbale Central Market Reopened 4 1

The market was closed on Monday after the traders failed to comply with the measures and guidelines of preventing the spread of the covid-19 disease.
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Lamwo Sugarcane Project Suffers Setback as Transportation of Casual Workers is Halted Atiak Sugar Factory 3

Horyal Investment Holding Company Limited had planned to transport the laborers to Katunguru Pa Wod Ating Village in Ayuu Alali Parish in Palabek Kal Sub County to plant seed canes on 6,500 hectares of land this week. Horyal Investment Holding Company Limited was due to transport the laborers to Katunguru Pa Wod Ating Village, Ayuu Alali Parish in Palabek Kal Sub County to plant seed canes this week on 6,500 hectares of land.
11:41
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Mukono Residents Brutalized by LDUs Struggle to Access Treatment Covid-19 3 1

Emmanuel Muwanga is among the victims found at Sir Albert waiting for surgery on his left leg. Muwanga says that he spent two days with a bullet stuck in his body following a scuffle between police officers and traders who were operating none food stores at Wantoni trading center.
11:31
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COVID-19 Lockdown: More Women Seeking Family Planning Services at Kasese HC III unplanned pregnancy 2 1

Joy Biira, a Nursing Officer at Kasese Municipal Health Center III, says they have registered an increase in the number of women seeking family planning services since the lockdown started.
07:55
07:55

25 Hand Sanitizer Brands Fail NDA Efficacy Test

While many of the sanitizers they tested had recommended content compositions on the labels, they found they were actually not available in the liquid. Some of the fake ones include Tuva, Halal, perfect sanitizer, Microcide, Safe Hands, Zest, Bactivir, Instant safe and Vitro, some of which are imported products. Also among those that failed the various test parameters and not fit for use by the population include Arrows sanitizer produced by the Makerere University Pharmacy department.
17:05
17:05

Buhehe Health Center III Turns Away Patients Over Lack of National IDs 2 4

Dr. Florence Mugala, the Buhehe Health Center III in Charge, explains that they turned away patients without National identity cards because the Health Management System-HMS requires health workers to capture the National Identification Number-NIN of patients visiting the health facility
16:28
16:28

ERA Cuts Electricity Prices for Domestic Consumers 1

While the cut for ordinary domestic consumers is negligible, commercial consumers will see theirs drop by at least Uganda shillings 3.8 to Ushs 645.6 in the period between April and June 2020, a significant relief for business people.
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Moroto COVID19 Task force Reverses Decision to Close Settlement Camp artisan miners 1

Andrew Napajja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson noted that disbandment of the settlement was done with rush and negligence. He argues that the lockdown announced by the president didn’t mean closing settlements but ensuring that the community complies with the COVID19 preventive measures.
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Health Ministry Van Impounded with 25 People on Board 1 1 Top story

Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Center on Thursday afternoon, the Internal Affairs State Minister, Mario Obiga Kania, said all vehicles that defy the presidential directives should be impounded and drivers be punished.
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MOH Collects Blood Samples, GPS Location of COVID-19 Suspects 2

Dr Julius Amumpe, an Epidemiologist and Head Quality Assurance Department in the Health Ministry, says that they have asked local field teams to collect blood samples from all suspected cases regardless of their viral status including the one that were discharged from quarantine centers.
15:28
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Rotary Donates PPE, Test Kits worth UGX 1 billion to Fight COVID Ministry of Health 1 1

According to Rotary District 9211 Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu, Rotarians responded to the most pressing need, following an outcry by the Ministry of Health. He says that the donated PPE will go to the Ministry of Health, in both Uganda and Tanzania.
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