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15:28
15:28

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.
14:50
14:50

Uganda Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 2 1

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference in Kampala today, that even if hydroxychloroquine is still undergoing testing, it has the ability to stop the spread of the disease by stabilising red blood cells so that uptake of oxygen by haemoglobin is promoted.
23:07
23:07

President Museveni Stops Universities from Issuing Exams Online During Lockdown Ministry of Health 1 Top story

According to President Yoweri Museveni, these are not normal times and universities like Uganda Christian University should wait for institutions of higher learning to reopen
20:33
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Gov’t Hails People Power for Relief Food Donation COVID-19 4 1

People Power enthusiasts, led by Flavia Kalule Nabagabe, the Women's league leader and Lina Zedriga, the Deputy Principle on Wednesday afternoon handed over 50 bags of Maize floor, 30 cartons of salt and 30 boxes of soap to support a plan to aid the vulnerable poor.
14:36
14:36

Medics Warn Public Against Stigmatizing Covid-19 Returnees from Treatment Centres Ministry of Health 2

Dr Richard Idro, the President of the association says that they are worried communities may fail to welcome the returnees as they are expected having completed their 14 days hospitalization and the confirmatory tests that followed.
14:09
14:09

50 Covid-19 Suspects in Gulu Discharged Ministry of Health 1

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.
12:16
12:16

Media Blocked as People Power Makes Relief Food Donation to Government food relief 1

The political pressure group is due to donate food to the government, to aid communities that have been destabilised by the effects of Coronavirus Disease. Their efforts to distribute the food to the vulnerable families was earlier thwarted when the government indicated that the approach could facilitate the spread of the disease.
14:16
14:16

Contact Tracing for COVID -19 Suspects; a Surveillance Officers’ Day Ministry of Health 3

Currently, Uganda has 52 positive cases and 15 of them had already interacted with an unknown number of people in the community. In addition to these are the over 2,000 people who are thought to have been exposed to the disease as they travelled from different countries to Uganda around March 21 when Uganda registered the initial positive case.
12:43
12:43

Regional Referral Hospitals Lack Isolation, ICU Beds Ministry of Health 4 1 Top story

A number of hospital administrators who spoke to our reporters on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal from their bosses, said they haven’t received any equipment. The few available beds are in terrible state and unfit for human use. In the Eastern Uganda, only two ICU beds are functional at Jinja Regional Referral hospital.
17:24
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Health Workers Storm Ministry Over Stickers Ministry of Health 1 4 Top story

Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Spokesperson of the Health Ministry says unfortunately they cannot provide every health worker with a sticker. He says he will talk to the undersecretary and see how they can handle the issue of stickers.
16:06
16:06

Gov’t Pledges to Account for COVID-19 Funds IGAD 3 1

The Intergovernmental Authority for Developement (IGAD) on monday donated a token of solidarity worth 2.6 billion shillings to all the seven of its members states to fight COVID-19. Each country including Uganda got 376 million shillings.
03:03
03:03

COVID-19; Uganda's Confirmed Cases up to 52 Ministry of Health 1 Top story

Some of the samples were from quarantine centres taken before people under institutional quarantine are released. According to the health ministry, the testing of suspected cases has helped stop the spread of the disease. So far, over 2,900 samples have been tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.
15:41
15:41

COVID-19: Thirty Suspects Test Negative at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital Ministry of Health 5 1

The thirty suspects’ samples were picked from people in different districts that make up Western region that include Ntungamo Isingiro, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Rubirizi, Mbarara and Rukungiri.
23:29
23:29

First School Term to Continue After Lockdown-MOE Ministry of Health

The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni today announced that schools will tentatively open on April 27, 2020 and pick up from where they stopped before the school term was cut short.
17:31
17:31

Protests in Quarantine Centres Over Extension of Days Entebbe Central Inn 1 2

Although many people had completed their institutional quarantine towards the end of the week, the government said several people will have to undergo another 14-days after mixing with people who later tested positive to coronavirus disease COVID-19.
23:04
23:04

Health Ministry Tracing 2000 People Suspected to be Exposed to COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1

The travelers are suspected of having come from Dubai and other high risk countries before the health ministry put travel restrictions on travelers from countries like US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain
15:07
15:07

COVID -19 Infections to Peak in May, June -Experts Ministry of Health 1

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said Uganda will have 18878 positive cases and over 500 people succumbing to the disease by end of April, if stringent measures of lock down and social distancing are not strictly followed.
21:37
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COVID-19: Ugandan Cases now Stand at 45 COVID-19 in Uganda 1

The latest case is of a 22-year-old female, a resident of Nkokonjeru, Wakiso District and wife to a previously confirmed case who arrived from Dubai on March 20, 2020.
16:43
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Kadaga, Katureebe Advised Museveni to Declare a State of Emergency Parliament 3 1

During plenary on Thursday morning, Kadaga told MPs that last Friday, the President invited the top leaders of the arms of Government and during the meeting, they advised the President to declare a state of emergency. However, Kadaga said that it was objected by a cabinet Minister who convinced the President against declaring a state of emergency.
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Lack of Protective Equipment Likely to Cause Infections Among Health Workers- Doctors COVID-19 3 1 Top story

According to the World Health Organisation, health workers treating any infections like COVID-19 are exposed to several hazards or risks like pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma and physical and psychological violence.
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