Those discharged include 30 from self-quarantine; 15 from institutional quarantine and five from the isolation units of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor, the gazetted COVID-19 isolation and treatment centres.
Nuwamanya said that his expecting wife may have an emergency after the travel permit has expired. The Entebbe Deputy RDC , Hajji Njuki Mbabali says he can only issue permits for a day because several people misused them last week.
Yoweri Idiba, the Gulu District Health Officer - DHO says on average; the task force needs a minimum of 80 liters of fuel every 24 hours or cash equivalent of one million shillings for the ambulances to respond to emergencies.
Moses Kaliisa, a resident of Kyamayiba village in Mijwala Sub County accuses the taskforce of failing to attend to his neighbor identified as Francis Lugya, who developed health complications leading to his death.
Nelson Dada, the Chairman General Arua main market, says all efforts were made to persuade the vendors to relocate in vain. He said some of the vendors resorted to vulgar language and insults whenever they asked them to vacate the roadside.
The decision taking effect tomorrow has been reached after the district task force making several engagements with the market leadership to maintain vendor to vendor four-metre distance and limiting numbers of buyers turning up in big numbers on top of vendors rejecting to sleep at work places.
Members of the task force say several residents within the municipality and sub county are clandestinely operating bars, gathering in drinking places, organizing discos, carrying passengers on motorcycles and overcrowding in public places.
The Adjumani Hospital Superintendent, Dr. Michael Ambaku told URN in a phone interview on Tuesday morning that the suspect has recovered from the symptoms of Corona virus, adding that they are now waiting for results from additional samples to decide on whether or not to release him.
An expecting woman, who tested positive with the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, has today successfully delivered her fourth child.
The woman delivered a baby girl through. Caesarean section operation at 1:45pm today at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.
The taskforce had initially identified the ART clinic for Adolescent HIV/AIDs counselling at Kitgum General Hospital as an isolation centre but later begun grading a different site for the establishment of the unit. The two sites were soon abandoned for not meeting the required standards and likely hefty cost implication.
Martin Jacan Gwokto, Kitgum District Chief Administrative Officer also the Covid-19 Taskforce Resource Mobilization Chairperson disclosed on Wednesday that a total of shillings 1,484,981,390 billion is required to facilitate their operation.
Masaka Hospital Superintendent Dr Nathan Onyaki who also coordinates the task force in the nine districts of greater Masaka says that logistical challenges are threatening their operations. He explains that the task force, which is directly charged with coordinating the activates of lower surveillance teams at the districts has run out of fuel, after emptying their reserve in the last two weeks.
According to the circular dated March 31, the Water Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Alfred Okot Okidi advised all Chief Administrative Officers, to let all planned activities within the water department and focus on ensuring that the population in their respective areas access clean water.