This is the highest number of infections to be recorded by the country in one day, since the confirmation of the virus in March. Uganda’s caseload now stands at 114 infections, a sizeable number from Kenyan and Tanzanian truck drivers who are entering the country through Malaba, Busia and Mutukula border posts.
Dennis Bugaya, the Buganda Land Board Spokesperson told URN that they have done their assessment and concluded that indeed the place poses a health threat to residents. He says they are making arrangements to relocate the vendors in a months’ time.
The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine says that they are setting up laboratories at the border with the hope that the stations start running this weekend. She says that with this in place, truck drivers will get their results within hours instead of waiting for the next day.
Since the respiratory disease emerged in central China in late December, health officials have raced to locate where and how the virus was first transmitted from its animal host to humans. It is however believed that a now-closed Wuhan city wholesale market played a role in the outbreak.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says detectives at Naguru Police Headquarters have retrieved footage from Security cameras around the area where Namukasa drowned as the search for her body continues.
In a promotional video, Cornwell Muleya, the company acting CEO, said they hope to receive the wide body aircraft by December, a slight delay from the earlier plan of October 2020 – consequently pushing the start of international flights to next year.
The KCCA Acting Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka, says they want to exploit the ongoing lockdown to work on the carpet of the park, its drainage system and surrounding to prevent running water from storming the Park.
Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, the company response for bulk purchase and transmission of power countrywide, said “We have lost transmission across the nation which has caused a nationwide blackout, please bear with us as we investigate the cause and work on restoration.”