President Yoweri Museveni says that although the initial measures had limited the ban to public transport, a number of private vehicle owners had abused the option and continued transporting people to towns, thus spreading Coronavirus Disease.
Gulu district has so far responded to 36 suspected cases of Coronavirus. 17 of these received discharge certificates after completomg the 14-days’ mandatory quarantine as required by the Health Ministry.
According to a press release by President Yoweri Museveni’s press team, the teleconference that was held today was attended by presidents; Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti, Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Mohamed Abdullahi of Somalia, Abdallah Hamdok, the Prime Minister of Sudan and Riek Machar, the Vice President of South Sudan.
Some of the street vendors who faced the wrath of LDUs and police officers on Thursday last week include Aloyo Hadijah and Christine Awori, who were beaten by local defence unit personnel and policemen on the streets of Kampala.
Bunyangabu Resident District Commissioner Jane Asiimwe, who was part of the operation says that the district Covid-19 Rapid Response Team was struggling to do its job due to lack of vehicles. She explains that the district has only two vehicles that were used by a team of over ten members to traverse the whole district in response to alerts in relation to COVID-19.
Jawiambe Pascal, the LC 1 Chairperson of the village reported revealed that the two male juveniles identified as 7-year-old Denis Piyic and Gracious Ocayirwoth were locked up by their father who was under the influence of alcohol before they were set ablaze.
As part of the guidelines, countries are advised to identify essential services that will be prioritized in their efforts to maintain continuity of service delivery and make strategic shifts to ensure that increasingly limited resources provide maximum benefit for the population.
According to Dr Fred Muhumuza, an economist, at least 43 per cent (18m) of Ugandans are vulnerable and because of the lockdown, it means a huge fraction of these will easily fall back into poverty. This estimate is above government’s own official estimate that puts the figure of those likely to fall into poverty because of Covid-19 at only 780,000 people as per the Ministry of Finance estimates.
Kampala Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango says that the group is being questioned on why they were congested in a school-like-dormitory setting within a small house despite a directive and guidelines of observing social distancing as one of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda.
This is to ensure that testing kits are not wasted on people with different ailments who do not meet the case definition of COVID-19. According to the World Health Organisation, most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and develop fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.
Dr. Ssekabogo, notes that the district has already training for all lavatory technicians ad epidemic responses focal person on how to collect the sample from suspects. “We have received all the logistical support Uganda virus research institute and this has made our job easy. So far we have collected samples from over 100 people whom with have been tracing."
According to available information, shortly after quarrelling with Muhereza, Nanyombi fled to report to Kinawataka police. She however, heard gun shots before arriving at the police station. Officers from the station responded to the gunfire only to find Muhereza had gunned down Kisole and injured Atuhaire before shooting himself.
James Arana, the village chairman of Ajenit in Olwa Sub County says his people have remained adamant to the health precautions as well as the Presidential Directives to contain the virus. He notes that instead, three more bars have recently opened in his village and many people crowding in the trading centers every evening.
The bizarre incident occurred around 2pm on Sunday after a 23-year-old woman from Kasua village in Pajulu Sub County, whose names have been withheld by URN, gave birth to a bounding baby girl at the health center.
Muhammad Assuman, a fuel tanker driver who had parked closely to the attacked truck told our reporter that an unknown man put him on gun point and ordered him not to move out, closed his vehicle doors, within shot time he heard bullet sound at his neighbors truck.