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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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Health Ministry decentralizes coronavirus care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said considering that a number of people picked from the community have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID -19), they have resolved that samples be collected from suspects wherever they are. Delivering an update on the COVID …

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Health Ministry gets additional UGX 45 Bn for COVID-19 fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of Parliament has allocated an additional 45.2 billion shillings to the Health Ministry. On Tuesday, the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija told Members of Parliament that the security sector would receive 81 billion shillings while 62 billion shillings for the Ministry of …

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Uganda’s coronavirus cases are low risk – Epidemiologists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Majority of Uganda’s COVID-19 confirmed cases belong to the lower risk age groups, this is according to researchers. According to health officials, the infection trends as of now means Uganda might not record any deaths associated with the disease. This they say is a …

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