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19:10
19:10

Staff Shortage Hits Gulu COVID-19 Treatment Unit understaffing 2 1

Dr Paska Apiyo disclosed with the spike in new cases, the unit is being operated by only eight personnel; 4 nurses, a medical doctor and a physician including two cleaners saying work volume has over stretched them.
18:54
18:54

COVID -19 Patients in Gulu Violating Home Based Care Treatment Guidelines Ministry of Health 2 1

William Onyai, the Gulu District Health Educator says that they have received information that the patients are mixing with other members of the public.
18:30
18:30

Cross Border Business Booms at Elegu Despite Transport Ban Elegu Township 3 1

Joseph Nyeko, a cross border fuel dealer in Elegu explains that business is continuing normally without any interference as long as one puts on a face mask, sanitizes hands and observes social distancing rules.
18:26
18:26

Mbale Clinic Found with Hospital Oxygen Cylinder, Closed 1 1

According to the task force members, the clinic has been closed to allow investigations in the theft of the oxygen cylinder to flow smoothly. Some members said that there are several complaints of sneaking patients out from the hospital to the same clinic where some of the patients end up dying.
17:56
17:56

Police Block Kitgum MP's Ambulance Donation Function 2 4

Martin Abigaba says they opted to intercept the legislator’s entourage acting on a tip off that he was planning to embark on dubious activities of mass gathering which was contrary to the current restriction imposed to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus
17:31
17:31

Health Centres in Kasese Run Out Of Covid-19 Vaccine Doses 4 1

Dr Yusuf Baseke, the District Health Officer attributes the shortage to an increase in the uptake among the population and the surge in the number of covid-19 cases.
15:33
15:33

Amuru COVID-19 Taskforce Struggles to Track Evacuated Students From Kampala Gulu Univerity 1 1

Michael Lakony, the LCV Chairperson says that they don`t have records of the students and are cash strapped and lack enough resources including transport to follow up and monitor their conditions.
15:13
15:13

Masaka in Oxygen Crisis as Production Plant Breaks Down 2 1

The crisis has caused panic among health authorities not only at the regional referral but also in other hospitals and health units that depend on the plant for oxygen. The breakdown comes amidst an increase in hospital admissions for Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) patients.
15:03
15:03

Security Heightened at District Borders As Enforcement of Travel Ban Kicks off 4 3

Hours after the travel ban came to effect, there has been the heavy deployment of armed police officers and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers (UPDF) and the erection of roadblocks at various district boundaries across the country.
14:18
14:18

COVID-19: Rwandair Suspends Flights to Uganda 1

RwandAir announced that its flights will be suspended until further notice. As a result, the two flights from Entebbe to Kigali that were scheduled for Friday, at 4 pm and after 10 pm have been cancelled and the airline advised the affected passengers to re-book to fly at a later date or ask for refunds.
13:14
13:14

Taxi Operators Create Illegal Stages Near District Boundaries 2 1

To stop taxis crossing from Mukono to Buikwe, the police have mounted a roadblock at Kikondo-Namagunga. Another has been set up at Buyira-Nkokonjeru to block movements connecting to Katosi road.
12:28
12:28

Bus, Taxi Parks in Gulu Deserted as Operators Heed to Inter-district Travel Ban cargo trucks 2 1

Patrick Bongomin, the Manager of Makome Bus Company said they have parked all their fleets with exception of cargo trucks.
09:58
09:58

Kikuube COVID-19 Taskforce Suspends Water Transport on L. Albert Lake Albert 1

Amlan Tumusiime, the Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Friday Morning that they resolved to suspend water transport on the lake to prevent the further spread of the pandemic. There are currently 25 cases of COVID-19 in the district, eight of whom are health workers, nine humanitarian workers, a police officer and members of the public.
08:15
08:15

84 Stranded Students from West Nile Finally Arrive in Arua 3 2

The students from Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Makerere University Business School, Uganda Christian University and other institutions were stranded in the bus parks since Monday, the day schools were closed by the government as one of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
07:21
07:21

14,460 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Wasted 2 1

According to scientists, vaccines lose their potency and effectiveness if they are exposed to temperatures outside of the required range or when exposed to light. This implies that once a vial's seal is punctured, workers have only a few hours to administer them.
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