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COVID-19: Uganda’s cases hit 100

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19, after two samples tested positive today. The two cases are truck drivers from Kenya who entered the country via the Malaba border crossing in Eastern Uganda. The drivers are of Kenyan and Eritrean nationalities. The two drivers were …

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Having COVID-19 during pregnancy was scary- Recovered mother

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joan Nambooze was 9-months pregnant when she was diagnosed with the coronavirus –Covid-19. She is believed to have contracted the virus from her husband Francis Mugenyi who returned to Uganda from the United Arab Emirates on March 22 through Entebbe International Airport. Nambooze was …

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300 Discharged From Entebbe Quarantine Centres

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Health Ministry has so far discharged 303 COVID-19 suspects from different quarantine centers in Entebbe Municipality in Wakiso district. The suspects, who have been in isolation in hotels and Guest houses, were discharged between Friday and Saturday evening. Our report has since established that …

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Health Ministry van impounded with 25 people on board

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kireka have impounded a van belonging to the Health Ministry for violating the social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The van that was ferrying 25 health workers to Naguru General Hospital from Kireka was intercepted by traffic police who …

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Private laboratories unprepared for COVID-19 tests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private providers says they wouldn’t be able to jump in immediately and start offering COVID-19 tests should the number of people requiring the tests spiral out of control today. Michael Kamya, who heads the Microbiology Lab at Lancet Laboratories Uganda says while they have …

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Regional referral hospitals lack isolation wards, ICU beds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Regional referral hospitals across the country lack the capacity to handle critical COVID-19 cases according to a survey conducted by URN. This contradicts earlier claims by the Health Ministry that Regional Referral Hospitals are prepared to handle COVID-19 cases should the need arise. Last …

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Life in quarantine a nightmare: COVID-19 suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rachael Namutebi, a student at the University of California is among many Ugandans who opted to return home when COVID-19 started ravaging developed parts of the world like the United States of America where she was based. At that time, Uganda was a sitting duck …

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Lockdown affects routine immunization-UNEPI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current lockdown has led to a decline in the number of parents taking their children for routine immunisation, the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation-UNEPI has revealed. According to UNEPI, although they often record low numbers of children during the routine immunisation, the situation …

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