State Minister for Primary Healthcare Joyce Moriku said that the available capacity of producing masks on a daily basis assured by Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) is 800,000 masks per day. Uganda’s population is currently at 44 million people.
Moriku says that with this assured 800,000 masks produced per day, only 11.2 million face masks will be produced in two weeks and that their distribution will be done in phases as the country is divided in zones.
At Rubaga hospital, Dr Ronald Kasyaba reported that Antenatal Care attendance has reduced to 34 per cent, deliveries have reduced to 26.4 per cent whereas those that come back for Postnatal Care attendance has followed completely to 11.4 per cent.
Sakwa was interdicted on May 4, 2020, but declined to vacate office on account the interdiction was fake and had loopholes in its delivery. The interdiction came days after Sakwa was charged with malicious damage, manslaughter and theft.
One of the drivers, a Ugandan aged 46 years, was intercepted at Katuugo village in Wakyato Sub County, Nakaseke district. He was in the garden with other people loading tomatoes which he was due to transport to South Sudan. The second driver, aged 56 years, was intercepted at a roadblock at Don Petrol in Luweero town council. He was returning from South Sudan where he had delivered an assortment of plastics.
The Ministry of Education is expected to come out with guidelines, to guide education institutions about their operations during the time. The guidance will also cover schools in border districts where public transport will remain closed even after June 4.
The University Rector, Dr. Ahmed Kaweesa Ssengendo, said ISESCO decided to fund the production of the dispensers considering their importance for distribution to selected public places including all IUIU campuses, hospitals, and public schools.
Today, the same magistrate appeared at Buganda Road Court to preside over the matter in a session that was connected to Kitalya government prison via video conferencing. The court heard that within the months of March, April and May this year, the accused persons were found in bars and loitering on various streets in Wakiso district during curfew hours.
Speaking during the handover of the food hampers, Kadaga explained that they decided to offer the food hampers this time instead of hosting the Iftar dinner, which happens each holy month of Ramadhan because of the current lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of Coronavirus.
Prof. Dennis Byarugaba, who heads the National Flu Surveillance Group and has been studying flu-causing viruses for over 20 years said they are embarking on this evaluation basing on the background that already the population has antibodies to other common coronaviruses that have been circulating.
Some of the state attorneys who spoke to Uganda Radio Network –URN but preferred anonymity say police commanders of connive with investigators to extort money from people after arresting them on claims of defying the guidelines. The victims allegedly pay between 50,000 and 100,000 Uganda shillings.
The floods affected 50 villages with an estimated population of 30, 000 people when Rivers Namalu, Amaler and Kocol-kokoi burst their banks causing devastating floods that submerged houses and swept away property.
Speaking today at the Uganda Media Centre, Dr Monica Musenero, the Senior Presidential Advisor on epidemics said that the massive use of these N95 masks might have a run on medical facilities and quarantine centres where they are badly needed.
Patricia Alok an epileptic patient from Kirombe Parish in Layibi Division, Gulu Municipality, says that she and 10 other family members are starving because they heavily rely on her two cousin brothers who are lorry drivers and Boda Boda cyclists.