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18:49
18:49

COVID-19 Lock Down: Learners Tired, Want to Go Back to School Ministry of Health 1 3

While government might not be decided on the re-opening of schools, learners that URN spoke to say they are tired of being home and want to school. They say learning from home is impossible. They miss their friends and teachers
13:47
13:47

Save Us From Unmasked Customers, Salon, Boda Operators Ask Govt COVID-19 4

The poor adherence to SOPs by people is worrying salon and public transport operators. Many of them now want government to enforce SOPs like wearing masks in salons
10:08
10:08

Masindi Receives 25,900 Face Masks COVID-19 2

Masindi district registered its first COVID-19 case on May 1,2020 after a police detective attached to Masindi Central police station tested positive for the Coronavirus during the Rapid Assessment survey conducted by the health ministry across the country.
09:39
09:39

Nearly Two Hundred Doctors Get Covid In Uganda COVID-19 1 1

At least 192 doctors have already been hit by the virus represent 4 per cent of the 5000 Ugandans who have so far tested positive, which is an excessively disproportionate infection rate in the country where one doctor serves over ten thousand people.
04:56
04:56

School Closures Due to COVID Should Be Temporary -WHO COVID-19 1

According to the UN agencies, prolonged closure of schools stops learning from taking place, which will leave children vulnerable. They say the government should prioritise the re-opening of schools as lockdowns are lifted, and develop frameworks to ensure safe environments.
17:58
17:58

Immunization Dropped 20%, Antenatal Services 16% during Lockdown COVID-19 1

During the lockdown, the health ministry says a 14 percent drop in accessibility of services normally accessed through out patient departments was noted. The number of children accessing immunization services and women going for their first antenatal visit reduced by 20 and 16 percent respectively, with Kwania, Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi and Kampala reporting the highest disruptions of health services
15:19
15:19

COVID-19: Over 90 Children Have Tested Positive-MOH Ministry of health 1

According to the health ministry, majority of the children are contacts to positive cases. It is believed the children were infected at home by people they live with, and now constitute 2% of the cases in the country.
23:39
23:39

Oxford University Given Greenlight to Resume COVID-19 Vaccine Trial WHO

While this means that trials that were halted on Tuesday can now continue, WHO officials say that it is unlikely the vaccine will be ready for use by the end of the year
19:01
19:01

326 Test Positive for COVID-19, Uganda's Highest Single Day Result Ministry of Health

Results released today by the health ministry show that 326 new cases were confirmed bringing the total number of cases reported in the country to 4,703. This is the single highest figure of cases that the country has ever reported in a day since it recorded its first COVID-19 case in March 2020.
14:58
14:58

Over 4,000 Acholi Girls Made Pregnant During Lockdown poverty 1 1

Lamwo District presents a higher number with 1,000 girls followed by Pader with 920, Agago 730, Nwoya 640, Amuru 620 while Gulu comparatively registered low cases with 'only' 150 girls.
16:00
16:00

COVID-19 Oxford Vaccine Trials Halted After Adverse Reactions 1

The vaccine which uses a modified virus to trigger the immune the system had been reported to be effective against COVID-19 after it was given to six rhesus macque monkeys. Previous trials showed that it was safe hence its advancement to large scale human trials.
21:16
21:16

210 Beds Fitted at Namboole as Facility Starts Receiving Patients Namboole Stadium 1 2

Namboole has the capacity to admit 1,500 COVID-19 asymptomatic patients. According to the health ministry, the facility has been fitted with 210 beds in the meantime while the health ministry procures more beds
19:14
19:14

No COVID-19 Tests On Learners As Schools Re-open Ministry of Health 1 1

According to the health ministry mass COVID-19 testing among learners who are expected to return to school on September 20,2020 will not be carried out. Dr Charles Olaro says that they will only test alerts, positive cases and their contacts for the disease. The rest of will have to follow set SOPs in schools which include frequent handwashing, wearing a mask during lessons and observing social distancing in classrooms
07:20
07:20

Masindi LCV Chairperson Arrested, Released on Bond Police 1

Byaruhanga was arrested at 7 pm in Kaborogota trading center in Pakanyi Sub County immediately after addressing voters in the area.
12:37
12:37

Health Ministry Lacks Follow Up Mechanism for Discharged COVID Patients COVID-19

A study published in July in the cardiology journal JAMA showed that 78 people out of 100 who did not not have any cardiac abnormality before falling sick had developed abnormalities after being treated for COVID. In other countries like the UK, patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have developed heart. lung and kidney damage. But sine Uganda has no follow up mechanism, discharged patients might be experiencing a number of COVID-19 health effects unknowingly
06:54
06:54

Namboole COVID-19 Treatment Centre Has No Beds Ministry of Health 1 Top story

According to Dr. Olaro, the beds are expected to enter the country at any moment from Mombasa port. Namboole stadium has until recently been hosting returnees under quarantine.
20:10
20:10

Steroid Hydrocortisone Increases Recovery Rates in Severe COVID-19 Patients COVID-19 Treatment 1

Findings show that patients who received a 50mg of the steroid had a better chance of surviving with minimal or no organ support on a ventilator compared to those not using the drug. Patients who were given the drug when their blood pressure was low had an 80 per cent chance of better outcomes.
04:47
04:47

Govt to Charge UGX 240,000 for Each COVID-19 Test Ministry of Health 1

According to the health ministry, truck drivers, people in need of knowing their COVID-19 status, government and public organisations, Ugandans returning from abroad, visitors from other countries will all be mandated to pay a fee of 240,500 Shillings for tests to be carried out.
13:02
13:02

MOH to Accredit Private Health Facilities to Treat COVID-19 Patients 3

According to the ministry of health officials, over 100 private health facilities have shown interest in managing patients.
20:29
20:29

Museveni to Meet National Covid-19 Task Force on Fate of Schools, Churches 1

According to President Museveni, the recent youth elections have shown that crowds can be controlled if people follow public health measures
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