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19:37
19:37

36 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

All the new cases are Ugandan contacts to people who have already tested positive for the disease. 15 of them are from Kyotera, nine are frontline health workers from Kampala while eight cases were from Yumbe. The rest were picked from the areas of Mayuge,Pader and Buvuma.
14:57
14:57

Clerics Ask Gov't to Open Places of Worship lockdown 1 5

Pastor Solomon Brian Mwesige from Good News Church in Bulenga asked government to consider opening places of worship like it has done to shopping malls and other businesses.
11:38
11:38

OPM Staff Testing for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1

Rugunda heads the National Covid19 Task force and has been meeting several people on the task force and receiving relief donations. He however, couldn’t disclose the number of people who will be tested.
19:05
19:05

All Ministers to be Tested for COVID-19 MOH

On the first day of the exercise, a number of high profile officials reportedly tested positive for the virus and have started treatment. Their contacts, including the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda also went into self-isolation.
17:07
17:07

COVID-19: Four KCCA Staff Members Isolated

According to Kaujju, the four members of staff were picked after they exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 earlier in the afternoon. They have since been taken to hospital for testing
16:30
16:30

Store for New Vaccines to Open in August - Minister Aceng 1

The $7.6million project that is being completed using funds secured from donors, Global Fund and the global vaccines body GAVI, the Vaccines Alliance was supposed to be up and running by August 2019 having started works in 2017. But, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says the project has been delayed by the coronavirus disease pandemic which caused halts with lockdowns.
16:03
16:03

USAID Maternal Health Project Exposes Flaws in Free Health Care 1

In the 35 districts where the project was being implemented, even as some had health center IIIs and IVs that can offer maternal and child health services including Caesarean section births, they would choose to part with some money to seek care from their 146 facilities.
12:56
12:56

35 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded 1

20 of the cases were from alerts and contacts that were picked from the community in the areas of Kampala, Amuru, Mayuge, Kyotera, Wakiso, Dokolo and Amolatar, while 15 were from truck drivers who were tested from Elegu border post, Busia, in Lia, Malaba and the Oraba.
12:42
12:42

USAID to Train Health Workers on New COVID -19 Treatment Protocols 1

USAID Global Malaria Coordinator and COVID-19 Task Force Leader Dr Kenneth Staley said that already the agency has given USD 3.6 million COVID specific assistance to the country but about USD 1.3 million was tagged to activities meant to help refugees and their host communities.
12:17
12:17

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda in COVID-19 Isolation 2 Top story

Rugunda who announced his decision through his twitter handle @RuhakanaR said that although his results were negative, he needs to isolate, as a recommended health measure. Rugunda, one of many ministers that were tested for COVID-19 yesterday is also the head of the COVID-19 government task force.
11:56
11:56

Uganda Pledges USD 1million to Support Vaccine Programs in Poor Countries 1 Top story

Uganda's first-ever pledge to be given in instalments until 2025, was announced at a Global Vaccines Summit attended by heads of governments and pharmaceutical company bosses via Zoom last evening. Collectively, the governments pledged USD 8.8 billion in funding for the vaccine programmes.
18:50
18:50

World Leaders Call for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines United Nations 5

The leaders made the call during the Global Vaccine Summit that begun today in London. According to the leaders, all vaccines should be made available for all countries equally without considering the country of origin where the vaccines are made.
07:51
07:51

WHO Teams Arrive in Mbandaka as DRC Battles Fresh Ebola Outbreak UNICEF

The five latest Ebola victims, who included a 15-year-old girl, died between 18 – 30 May. But their deaths were only attributed to Ebola on Sunday following confirmation. Four other people who have contracted the virus - all of whom are contacts of the deceased - are receiving treatment.
21:09
21:09

WHO Okays Use of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Treatment Trials 1

Now a report from investigations and a review of the data from the published study and the solidarity trial show that the drugs do not present any harm to people that use it. The data was reviewed by the data safety and monitoring committees of the solidarity trial.
16:14
16:14

Covid-19 Positive Truck Driver Intercepted in Kampala 4 2

Moses Wanyama, the owner of the truck, said his driver returned from South Sudan, drove up to Masaka town where he loaded coffee bags and later offloaded them at Namanve industrial park along Kampala -Jinja road.
07:39
07:39

New Study Explains How Far Distancing, Masks Can Protect Against COVID -19 The Lancet

In their findings which are touted as by far the most comprehensive study of the effectiveness of these initiatives that have been adopted by many countries as forms of halting transmission, the researchers at different universities globally found that at a distance of less than 1 meter, there was a 12.8 per cent chance of transmission of Coronavirus.
15:19
15:19

Ugandan Embassy in Qatar Plans Flight for Stranded Nationals this Month ugandans stranded 1

The Ugandans abroad have been asked to avail their details at the embassy through an email; [email protected] The embassy, however, states that all passengers will pay for their own tickets and that the embassy will submit the process of the ticket payments to those who will have registered through the email provided.
10:26
10:26

Telemedicine Providers Struggle To Get Clients Rocket Health 4

Dr. Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, says systems such as these are revolutionalising healthcare in the country, adding that this is only the beginning of a new era in medical care in Uganda especially now that they want to minimize physical interactions as much as possible.
16:11
16:11

Team Europe to provide UGX518b to Support Businesses Battered by Coronavirus

In a statement issued on Monday, Team Europe said they were planning a package to provide access to credit for Small and Medium Enterprises in the sectors most hit by the crisis and added that the package will also encourage further partnerships between Ugandan and European entrepreneurs.
13:18
13:18

40 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed 1 1 Top story

Ministry of Health (MOH) says 23 of the confirmed cases are from truck drivers, while 17 were contacts of truck drivers. Additionally, 31 foreign drivers were sent back to their countries of origin, bringing the total number of exited drivers to 437.
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