At the height of the lockdown which started in March last year, hand washing stations had been set up at the entrances of shopping malls, supermarkets, arcades, markets, and taxi parks. Among other public spaces. Here, guards would remind every person to wash their hands, before entering the buildings. It had become a practice for some and a habit for many as campaigns intensified.
The plan entails an economic strategy that revives Uganda in 12 to 24 months through empowering community businesses, farming, job creation, land security and putting in place response teams for disasters and pandemics.
Wakiso Deputy District Health Inspector, Emmanuel Ddamba, says they received instructions from the Chief Administrative Officer ordering all food and fruit vendors to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate before they are allowed to operate at the district offices.
According to the Justices, Ssebadduka used abusive language in his petition when he described them as a “council of fools.” He also described Electoral Commission and its Chairperson, Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, Ministry of Health and President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as ignorant and unintelligible on the basics of COVID-19.
The test is a rapid point-of-care swab test that directly detects the presence or absence of coronavirus antigen in the patient’s body, generating diagnosis results within less than 30 minutes. These tests are designed to detect a specific protein in the virus that elicits the body’s immune response.
The nine accredited laboratories are; the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the Central Public Health Laboratory, Makerere Univeristy, Mukula mobile laboratory, Tororo mobile laboratory, Adjumani mobile laboratory , Infectious Disease Institute, Mildmay and Lancet laboratories.
Dr. James Elima, the l Director Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, says they haven’t paid food suppliers for four months. He says the situation has forced them to suspend providing breakfast to patients and cut down on the meals from three to one each day.
According to a source from the health ministry, some of the guidelines that have already been agreed upon is isolating positives in one room and allocating a care giver who is healthy and young enough not to be affected severely by the disease if they are infected
Geoffrey Okello, the Executive Director of Gulu NGO Forum says herbal medicines can support the treatment of patients with COVID-19 and he advised the government to examine those already in existence since so far, science has failed to discover a remedy yet the infection rates are soaring beyond control.
Luttamaguzi, Violet Nakalema, an aspirant for the Nakaseke Woman Parliamentary Seat and 21 others were remanded to Kitalya and Kasangati Prisons by Nakaseke Grade One magistrate Milly Nankya following their arrest in Semuto town council a week ago.
The State Minister for Youths and Children Affairs Florence Nakiwala says that the Department of Culture in the Ministry is compiling the list of beneficiaries and working out modalities to run the fund.
Phoebe Namulindwa, the Chairperson of the task force says that the markets have been reopened today after a meeting in which the leaders committed to implementing all measures to combat the spread of the virus. These include wearing face masks, observing the recommended social distance, using sanitisers and taking extra measures to decongest the markets.