According to health ministerJane Ruth Aceng, the recovered patients hold a key message of hope and testimony that the virus can be avoided and treated. Aceng was today receiving a donation of face masks and gloves worth 80 million shillings from Watoto Church. The event was held at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Kampala.
Rwot Acana traveled to London in March for personal business but was caught up after the United Kingdom announced a lockdown and grounded all flights in and outside the country as a measure to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Shillings 94.18 billion supplementary budget recently provided to the Ministry of Health towards the country’s response against Covid-19 pandemic has been largely committed to the procurement of ambulances, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment, and test kits among others.
It is said that hundreds of Alur people were fired at and several of their houses burnt down by soldiers guarding Brig. Charles Otema Awany's farm, bringing another twist to a long-term conflict between the two cultural groups.
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.
Ezekiel Emitu, the Aswa River Region Police Commander identified the officers as Assistant Muhindo Baraka, the Aswa Regional Environmental Officer and Gracious Aguti the Forest Supervisor for Nwoya and Amuru districts.
The drug delivered intravenously is administered slowly, causing a lot of pain to the receiver. And because it requires a lot of attention to deliver, health workers, especially at the grass-root, tend to avoid the treatment and choose to refer patients who develop signs relating to the complication, to higher facilities.
Professor John Ssenyonyi, the outgoing vice-chancellor of Uganda Christian University notes that unless they receive significant government support, they might fail to reopen given the immense financial impact of the Coronavirus shutdown. He was speaking in his capacity as the chairman of the Vice-Chancellors’ Forum.
Kenya said in a statement on Friday that some of the cargo will move on the old metre-gauge railway directly to Tororo or Kampala, while fuel will be transported by pipeline to Kisumu and thereafter by water on Lake Victoria to Portbell or Jinja
According to 2019 report by the Director of Fire and Emergency Rescue in Uganda Police Force, AIGP Joseph Mugisa more than 190 people drowned in trenches, lakes, rivers and septic tanks across the country.
Aciro was arrested at the beginning of April, together with 19 others, with whom they were jointly charged and convicted for disobeying lawful orders. They reportedly defied the night-time curfew imposed by the government to control the movement of people beyond 7 p.m. as the country battled a disease that has paralyzed the entire world.
Speaking today at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Frank Baine, the spokesperson of the Uganda Prisons Service who represented the police and the UPDF, said they had resolved not to allow any car that is not only dangerous to the owner but also other road users.
The International Monetary Fund loan will see the Bank of Uganda (BOU) take US Dollars 340 million, (1.2 trillion Shillings) to maintain stability in the foreign exchange market by bridging the gap in the balance of payments position.
District authorities have ordered the company to demolish and rebuild five stance pit latrines at St. Thereza Bakka and Kabagezi primary schools in Namayumba Sub County. Construction of the pit latrines, valued at 21 million shillings, started last year.
Ntumwa Matovu the Nakaseke Hospital Administrator says that so as to save the contacts from dying from starvation, they have resolved to ask a local hotel to supply food to the contacts on credit but they don’t have a vote to clear the debt.