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Number of positive COVID-19 returnees on the rise

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of COVID-19 positive returnees is on the rise according to results released by the Ministry of Health today. Since Uganda started receiving returnees, 29 have tested positive for COVID-19. All the cases were detected during institutional quarantine at different centers. The most …

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COVID-19: Entebbe hospital admits eleven pregnant returnees

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Entebbe Hospital has admitted eleven expecting women who recently returned into the country and have symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Majority of these expecting women are in their second or third trimesters. They are also among the 270 Ugandans and legal residents who returned from United …

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Gov’t allocates Sh500m to feed children with nodding syndrome

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has allocated 500 million Shillings to feed children with nodding syndrome in Northern Uganda this financial year. This is according to State Minister for Health Robinah Nabbanja, in response to queries raised by Aruu North MP Lucy Aciro on the plight of …

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Government delivers 310,000 facemasks to Rakai communities

Rakai, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health has delivered a consignment of 317,000 government facemasks to support in the fight against community transmission of COVID-19 in Rakai district.     The district is categorized among the high-risk areas due to its geographical location at the Uganda-Tanzania border. It has …

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Distribution of gov’t face masks underway in Busia district

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The distribution of government face masks is underway in Busia district.  The distribution is in line with a commitment by President Yoweri Museveni to provide free reusable masks to all Ugandans aged six years and above, as a pre-condition for lifting COVID-19 restrictions.  According to …

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Minister Nabbanja wants fishing activities halted on Lake Albert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Health Robinah Nabbanja has demanded the suspension of fishing activities on Lake Albert to control the spread of the novel coronavirus disease – COVID-19. Authorities in Kikuube and Hoima districts had already announced a suspension of fishing activities in line with …

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Parliament tasks Health Ministry on Uganda-France week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament want the planned Uganda-France friendship week 2020 cancelled amid the spread of coronavirus. The annual event entering its fifth year is scheduled to run from 22nd to 28th March attracting football stars from abroad and other dignitaries. Among …

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89 sub counties lack health centres -Opendi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former minister of health in- charge of General Duties, Sarah Opendi has said that the Ministry of Health has failed to extend health centres to all sub-counties across the country. She was on Thursday speaking at the handover ceremony to Robinah Nabbanja, the …

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