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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.
19:05
19:05

All Ministers to be Tested for COVID-19 MOH

On the first day of the exercise, a number of high profile officials reportedly tested positive for the virus and have started treatment. Their contacts, including the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda also went into self-isolation.
17:07
17:07

COVID-19: Four KCCA Staff Members Isolated

According to Kaujju, the four members of staff were picked after they exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 earlier in the afternoon. They have since been taken to hospital for testing
12:56
12:56

35 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded 1

20 of the cases were from alerts and contacts that were picked from the community in the areas of Kampala, Amuru, Mayuge, Kyotera, Wakiso, Dokolo and Amolatar, while 15 were from truck drivers who were tested from Elegu border post, Busia, in Lia, Malaba and the Oraba.
12:17
12:17

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda in COVID-19 Isolation 2 Top story

Rugunda who announced his decision through his twitter handle @RuhakanaR said that although his results were negative, he needs to isolate, as a recommended health measure. Rugunda, one of many ministers that were tested for COVID-19 yesterday is also the head of the COVID-19 government task force.
18:50
18:50

World Leaders Call for Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines United Nations 5

The leaders made the call during the Global Vaccine Summit that begun today in London. According to the leaders, all vaccines should be made available for all countries equally without considering the country of origin where the vaccines are made.
01:36
01:36

84 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Caseload at 413 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

52 cases were truck drivers who entered the country through Elegu and Busia points of entry. The highest number of cases-50 entered through the Elegu point of entry. 32 cases were contacts to previously confirmed cases that were under quarantine, according to the health ministry.
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.
00:49
00:49

28 People Test Positive for COVID-19, Cases Rise to 281 MOH 1 Top story

Twenty-one of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who entered the country from South Sudan through the Elegu point of entry while the other seven were from previous contacts of truck drivers who were under quarantine at the time of testing.
11:25
11:25

WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial for COVID-19 Treatment 1 Top story

Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine were part of the four drugs being studied by the WHO in their solidarity trial taking place in over 17 countries. The other drugs were remedesvir and Lopinavir.
07:13
07:13

10 More People Test Positive for COVID-19, Cases Rise to 222 MOH 1 Top story

All 10 cases are Ugandan nationals who entered the country on Tuesday. Nine of them are truck drivers who entered the country from different points of entry while one case is of a contact to a truck driver. According to the health ministry, the contact was already under quarantine by the time samples were taken for testing.
10:56
10:56

14 New COVID-19 Cases Recorded 1 Top story

All the new cases are previous contacts of truck drivers who were under quarantine at the time that they were tested
15:49
15:49

Uganda Records Good Results Treating COVID with Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine COVID-19 Treatment 1

Uganda has used the two drugs in combination with azithromycin to manage its COVID-19 patients at Entebbe General Hospital. So far, 53 patients have been treated at Entebbe and they have fully recovered. In addition to hydroxychloroquine, the patients have been given Vitamin C.
13:17
13:17

Over 7,000 High Risk Travelers Not Tested for COVID-19 MOH 1 1

The call to test the travellers came at a time when all the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases were from returnees who had travelled abroad and returned to the country at the peak of the pandemic in Asia, Europe and America's.
04:15
04:15

23 More People Test Positive to COVID-19, Cases Rise to 198 MOH 1 Top story

The government also blocked the entry of 38 truck drivers who tested positive at different points of entry. This brings the number of drivers who have been sent back to 206, since the beginning of the week.
17:41
17:41

Gov’t Urged to Stop Child Marriages in Order to End Fistula MOH 3 1

The condition occurs when a mother has a prolonged, obstructed labour resulting in an abnormal opening in the birth canal. The health ministry estimates that 100,000 women and girls in the country are suffering from the condition. But according to experts, the condition can be avoided by delaying the age of first pregnancy, the cessation of harmful traditional practices, and timely access to obstetric care.
07:44
07:44

15 People Test Positive to COVID, Uganda's Caseload Rises to 175

The 15 new cases include;12 truck drivers who entered the country using the Elegu,Busia and Malaba points of entry. Three cases are contacts of already confirmed cases.
17:45
17:45

Treating Foreign COVID-19 Positive Truck Drivers was Risky- Aceng EAC 1 1

Uganda has returned up to 145 truck drivers who tested positive to their countries, an act that contradicts a recommendation by the World Health Organisation that those who test positive are treated and counted as a case in the country. Uganda has also expunged from its caseload, the numbers of all foreign truck drivers tested by Uganda Virus Research Institute, and lately from the border points.
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