An expecting woman, who tested positive with the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, has today successfully delivered her fourth child.
The woman delivered a baby girl through. Caesarean section operation at 1:45pm today at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital.
Hundreds of people still come to Kasese town on a daily basis, running their business routines, disregarding the coronavirus threat. A spot check by a URN reporter on Saturday found that hundreds of residents walk distances to work, while several others are using their cars, despite a ban on both public and private transport.
URN has established that people operating businesses in the market are not sleeping in these markets and the 4-meter spacing for the social distancing is not visible where vendors have remained congested as many people can assembly in one stall while buying.
This was revealed on Wednesday 1 march 2020 by Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary ministry of health while appearing before the parliamentary committee on the budget. The committee was scrutinizing a supplementary request by government of Shs284b to mitigate the effects of the pandemic.
Although many people had completed their institutional quarantine towards the end of the week, the government said several people will have to undergo another 14-days after mixing with people who later tested positive to coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Under the preparedness arrangement, the former Ebola Isolation unit at Oli Health Centre IV has been set aside to receive and quarantine suspected cases, while the Mental Unit of Arua Regional Referral Hospital and part of Kuluva Hospital have been set aside for management and treatment of confirmed cases.
Thomas Ojok, the Senior Clinical Officer at the Health Centre and Walter Otema, the Driver of a government ambulance were arrested on the orders of William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner on Saturday morning.
Collins Bamuturaki, a fisherman at Butiaba Landing Site in Buliisa district says that fishermen have been at peace since the border closure. He demands that the border closure period should further be extended to protect Ugandan fishermen from armed Congolese militia.
The National Resistance Movement –NRM party Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba observed a need for collective responsibility saying that there will be no business if Uganda loses her people during this pandemic. She urged the General Public to be vigilant and observe government guidelines, wash hands, maintain social distancing and avoid crowds among others.
The region has been receiving the dailies through public buses, travelling from Kampala. But now the supply has been cut off totally, in Kotido, Karenga, Kaabong and other districts while Moroto received the first delivery of the week on Friday morning.
The taskforce had initially identified the ART clinic for Adolescent HIV/AIDs counselling at Kitgum General Hospital as an isolation centre but later begun grading a different site for the establishment of the unit. The two sites were soon abandoned for not meeting the required standards and likely hefty cost implication.
The trucks which were today flagged off by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, started the distribution from Bwaise, in the outskirts of Kampala. Rugunda said that the distribution teams will move from door-to-door to avoid crowds that could facilitate the spread of the Coronavirus.
Andrew Mbonya, a Laboratory Manager at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital says that they are collecting samples through nasal secretions from the back of the nose and throat, for tests that will guarantee that all persons released from Quarantine do not have the COVID-19 virus.
The committee chairperson, John Baptist Odama disclosed that they had planned to take the drive to West Nile by April this year but they have been forced to halt all their activities including planning meetings, monitoring and evaluations in respect to the Ministry of Health guidelines.
They were shot dead during a fight between the security forces and the raiders at a protected kraal in Kakamar Sub county. The incident happened last night at 10:00 pm according to security sources in Kaabong.
Hon. Rose Lucaci, the Councillor III of Kanyagoga Parish, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality told URN in an interview that ever since the enforcement of the curfew commenced, two cases of robbery have so far been reported to the area L.C.Is in her area.