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13:37
13:37

Two Returnees from India Test Positive for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

They were among a bigger group of 187 people that arrived in the country on Wednesday. According to the health ministry, the two were under quarantine at the time of testing. The other cases are four truck drivers that were picked from points of entry while three cases were from communities.
12:04
12:04

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 821 WHO 1 Top story

According to data from the World Health Organisation, the number of confirmed cases reported daily is on the rise.
07:55
07:55

Acholi Leaders Demand Lift of Lockdown in Gulu Gulu Main Bus Park 3 1

Mapenduzi says that he has written to Dr Ruth Jane Aceng, the Minister for Health seeking clarification over the lockdown and as well notifying her that Gulu was not among the high risk districts.
12:45
12:45

14 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Cases Now at 755 WHO

Nine of the confirmed cases were picked from alerts and contacts of already confirmed cases in the areas of Kampala, Kyotera and Nebbi while five of the cases were picked from points of entry in Busia, Mirama Hills, Bunagana and Lia. An additional 27 foreign truck drivers who tested positive were sent back to their countries of origin.
16:37
16:37

COVID-19: Health Experts Warn of More Cases in Coming Weeks COVID-19 in Uganda 4 1 Top story

Dr. Monica Musenero, an Epidemiologist and Senior presidential adviser on epidemics, says Uganda is yet to see the worst due to complacency. She says people are no longer afraid of the disease and have abandoned wearing masks and social distancing.
19:37
19:37

36 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

All the new cases are Ugandan contacts to people who have already tested positive for the disease. 15 of them are from Kyotera, nine are frontline health workers from Kampala while eight cases were from Yumbe. The rest were picked from the areas of Mayuge,Pader and Buvuma.
11:38
11:38

OPM Staff Testing for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1

Rugunda heads the National Covid19 Task force and has been meeting several people on the task force and receiving relief donations. He however, couldn’t disclose the number of people who will be tested.
06:47
06:47

12 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

Of the 12 new cases, five are of truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu point of entry, while seven are contacts of previously confirmed cases. Another 25 foreign truck drivers were handed over to their countries after testinb positive.
10:32
10:32

Truck Drivers in Uganda to Be Tested for COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1 1

As part of the new measures, transport or logistic companies will have to test all their drivers within the country and then adopt and implement the new “Truck Driver Journey Management System” Mobile application for easier monitoring.
15:47
15:47

Locked Up at Work; The Tale of a 50-Year-Old Market Vendor COVID-19 Pandemic 4 1

On this day, Amina went to work like any other day. However, what started as a normal day has turned into months of lengthy shifts in the market since the ban on public transport on March 25. Amina used to commute from Kito Village, in Kira Sub county, Wakiso district to come to Nakawa Market on a daily basis.
23:22
23:22

Five More People Test Positive to COVID-19, Cases Rise to 121 COVID-19 in Uganda 1 Top story

The new cases include two Ugandan truck drivers who arrived from the Elegu border post and three Kenyan drivers who entered through Malaba border post.
07:33
07:33

Another Truck Driver Tests Positive, Uganda Now has 101 Cases COVID-19 Pandemic 1

The case is a 32-year-old driver who entered the country via the Mutukula border. His sample was among 3,091 samples that were tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI.
16:34
16:34

Truck Drivers Giving False Information at Entry Points-MOH COVID-19 Pandemic 1 3

Atek Kagirita, the ministry of health COVID-19 Incident Commander says instead of registering the number plates of cars, the clever driver registers the trailer number. As a result, officials are unsure about the whereabouts of 13 truck drivers who tested positive and are believed to have entered the country and exited without coming into contact with health officials after their results were released.
11:15
11:15

Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Could Increase When Lockdown is Lifted-Scientists COVID-19 in Uganda 4 1

The scientists who are part of the national task force say that is it inevitable for the number of confirmed cases to rise when the lockdown is lifted because Ugandans who are currently in their homes now will have the opportunity to mix and hence spread the disease.
09:01
09:01

COVID-19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 85 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The two cases are a 35 year old Kenyan male driver who entered the country through the Busia border. The second case is a Ugandan male from Masindi who was confirmed through the ongoing health ministry community survey
09:38
09:38

Lacor Hospital Suspected COVID-19 Deaths Test Negative for Virus COVID-19 in Uganda

The two deaths that occured on Sunday were of a 59-year-old Kenyan truck driver and an 18-year-old female who was admitted at the hospital.
10:51
10:51

The World Never Listened to Advice on COVID-19 Before Cases Escalated - WHO Chief COVID-19 in Uganda 1 2

According to WHO, countries should ease lockdowns after they can carry out mass testing, and can comfortably treat all the confirmed cases. In addition to this, there need to be provisions to prevent the disease in highly populated public places such as schools and workplaces.
02:29
02:29

COVID-19: Uganda COVID-19 Cases now at 75 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The new case is a 43-year-old Ugandan truck driver who entered the country through the Malaba border crossing from Kenya.
07:10
07:10

COVID-19:11 New Cases Confirmed COVID-19 in Uganda 2 Top story

According to the health ministry, all the new cases are of truck drivers from Kenya and Tanzania who entered the country between Thursday and Friday
07:51
07:51

Body of Ugandan Repatriated from Dubai Not Related to COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda

Ministry of Health officials say that reports indicating that a body of someone who succumbed to COVID-19 in Dubai was repatriated to Uganda are false and unfounded. The Director-General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa says that the person whose body was repatriated from Dubai passed away due to an accident and not COVID-19.
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