Ssengooba said the offices that were closed on Friday, will remain closed for four days and is optimistic that this is will provide enough time for fumigation. He added that offices will be re-opened on Tuesday to resume normal business.
Some members of parliament who include the Bufumbira East MP Dr. James Nsaba Buturo and Bunyaruguru county MP John Twesigye Ntamuhiira say giving the body of the COVID-19 victim to the families for burial will accelerate the spread of the disease in the community
The latest case is Brother Elio Croce who succumbed to the deadly disease on Wednesday evening from Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala from where he was receiving treatment.
Elio becomes the third priest from Gulu Archdiocese to die of COVID-19 in a space of less than one month.
Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman Member of parliament, said people have previously donated generously towards government programs. She wondered why the government chose to only exempt taxes for those who donated towards Covid-19 and leave out others.
Dr. Paska Apio, a physician in charge of the COVID-19 Treatment Unit, says the situation is alarming and may lead to more community transmissions. Through tests, she says patients with severe illness may be evacuated for treatment, which will not be the case if those seeking care are not tested.
The National Unity Platform -NUP candidate for Makindye West parliamentary seat, Allan Aloysius Ssewanyana was in police custody, two days, for staging a procession contrary to the COVID19 preventive guidelines and has been released this morning on police bond.
The Kampala woman's parliamentary seat has seven candidates, and so is Nakawa East, and Makindye East, Lubaga North has four candidates, Kawempe North and Makindye West have six candidates each, while Kampala Central has five candidates.
The first supplementary is to finance a classified budget of up to 1.5 trillion Shillings for the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and State House, and a cover a 20 per cent contribution (201 billion Shillings) towards the construction of the 223 kilometres of roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), among others.
Pader Acting District Education Officer Francis Olwoch told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that although schools in the district have been able to purchase the requirements especially thermometer guns and handwashing facilities, most obtained them through credit.
Rev. Samuel Muwonge, the head of Missions and Evangelism in Namirembe Diocese who led the service asked Christians to bear with the current conditions, saying all faithfuls are bound to face similar challenges like the ones, the church is going through.
According to medical experts, there is a high risk among large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart. But despite the risk involved, the Friday Jumah Prayers led by Dr Abdul Hafiz Walusimbi were attended by hundreds of congregants.
11 laboratory specialists, more than 10 clinical officers and nurses haven’t been paid allowances for the past four months in the district despite being in the frontline conducting testing, referrals and monitoring at quarantine centers.
The Resident District Commissioner William Komakech who also doubles as the Chairperson district Covid-19 taskforce says the numbers of beneficiaries submitted by LCI Chairpersons are abnormally higher than the projected district population.
The Rubanda District Health Officer, Dr. Abdon Birungi, says that after registering the first Covid19 case in the facility, they decided to take samples from 33 inmates and prison warders for testing at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.