This decision according to Prof. Pauline Byakika, a member of the COVID-19 National Case Management Committee is being reached after reviewing available research from clinical trials. She said patients who are under treatment at Entebbe Hospital are being given chloroquine even as there’s no drug yet approved specifically for COVID-19 treatment by the National Drug Authority (NDA).
Innocent Amony, a resident of Gulu Municipality argues that the funds should have been channelled to priority areas like improving the capacity of Gulu Regional Referral Hospitals and payment of allowances to health workers at the front-line combating COVID-19.
Arnold Mangeni, an official at NITA-U explains that the challenge isn’t with the system but rather the database. Mangeni says that NITA-U just tapped into the database that was generated by the Works Ministry.
The mothers, Faith Nalubega and Allen Nakimbugwe, both residents of Kizito zone in Luweero town, said they are unable to feed their families, because of disruptions caused by government measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease COVID-19.
Government tabled a proposal to borrow US Dollars 219.40 million approximately Shillings 831.56 billion from the African Development Bank (ADB) and US Dollars 55.60 million approximately 210.73 billion from the African Development Fund to finance the Kampala City Roads Rehabilitation Project (KCRRP).
Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye told a press conference at the Uganda Media Centre today, that Bebayanga wrote stories that were capable of causing harm to the district COVID-19 Taskforce and the police were investigating him.
Kadaga says that by the time her office received the Court order, the money had already been received by the Parliamentary Commission and disbursed to individual MPs. She asked the Attorney General to offer guidance on how the Court Order which she described as confusing can be implemented.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) said that the feedback indicated that the action was likely to derail the focus on the other existing measures put in place by the government to contain the virus that causes COVID-19. As such, it rescinded the directive.
Mutheke Bwambale, another trader says most of the traders have been working from Mawa market but because of the social distancing requirement, those who didn’t find space outside the market extended their operations to the play field.
Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their driver Joseph Aburek were discharged after receiving certificates from the Health Ministry on Monday. They were later driven to the Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kampala on Tuesday.
Brenda Kitimbo, The Principal Regulatory Officer at NDA says that although medical workers are supposed to use N95 masks that are categorized as type 2R in NDA lab analysis, many were found using Type 1. She said that health workers need to be educated on what masks are required under hospital settings.
Although government restricted relief distribution to the National Covid19 Task Force, the Mufti says donors be left to donate food relief to Muslims who are in need of support as they embark on fasting the holy month of Ramadhan.