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So Sad: Catholic Church Closes Parish After Popular Priest Dies Of COVID-19

So Sad: Catholic Church Closes Parish After Popular Priest Dies Of COVID-19

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Coronavirus (COVID-19) scourge in Uganda is not sparing anyone, not even men of God and as you read this, a renowned Catholic priest in Western Uganda is breathing no more after he succumbed to the pandemic over the weekend. Fr. Irenaeus Karenzi, who was attached to Archdiocese of Mbarara, passed away over the weekend at Holy Innocents Children Hospital in Nyamitanga Mbarara, after he developed breathing  complications, a severe flu, cough and headache. Rumours in the public domain alleged that the priest had died of COVID-19 but the diocese had since denied the claims saying they were still waiting for a postmortem report about the cause of the death, which has since confirmed that he died of COVID-19. We have since established that following Fr. ...
Gov’t Allows Ugandans To Bury Relatives Who Die Of COVID-19

Gov’t Allows Ugandans To Bury Relatives Who Die Of COVID-19

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By Our Reporter The government of Uganda has through the Ministry of Health relaxed directives that were issued in March this year regarding the burial of  COVID-19 victims. It should be noted that the government had tasked the Ministry of Health and the COVID-19 National Taskforce  to handle the burial of all people that die of Coronavirus. However, according to the new directives, relatives of COVID-19 victims have been  allowed to bury their deceased, provided they follow the Standard Operation Procedures.   The revelation was made by Iren Nakasiita, the  spokesperson Red Cross Uganda, who revealed that the government had reached the resolution to allow relatives bury  their loved ones who die of COVID-19  in a bid to reduce costs involved...
Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 81, Out Of 8,808

Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 81, Out Of 8,808

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By Our Reporter The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Uganda has climbed to 81 after the Ministry of Health registered two new deaths on Friday. The Ministry revealed that results of COVID-19 tests done on 03rd October 2020 confirmed 146 new cases, raising the cumulative confirmed total cases  to 8,808 and 4,736  total recoveries. The latest updates from the Ministry also indicate that 2 new COVID-19 deaths were registered from Kampala and Gulu Districts respectively. The breakdown of the new cases is as follows: The breakdown of the new cases are: Contacts and Alerts (83):  Masaka (61), Kampala (11), Gulu (4), Arua (1), Buikwe (1), Buvuma (1), Jinja (1), Luwero (1), Moyo (1), Adjumani (1) Returnees (63): from Oman (44), Jordan (12), Saudi ...
Uganda Records 158 New COVID-19 Cases.

Uganda Records 158 New COVID-19 Cases.

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Uganda's Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 158 new coronavirus cases raising the national total to 8,287. Majority of the new cases (125) were reported from contacts and alerts with the capital Kampala accounting for most of them (76 or about 61 percent). The remaining 26 areas each recorded between a minimum of one case and a maximum of four cases. The other 33 new cases were all Ugandan returnees from Oman (18), Jordan (10) and Afghanistan (5). The East African country has reported at least 110 confirmed coronavirus cases for the last 18 straight days; this included a new record highest daily increase in cases. Despite this recent trend, President Yoweri Museveni announced a further easing of COVID-19-related restrictions in the country. Museveni said the country co...
Rakai Hospital Closed Down After Surgeon Tests Positive For COVID-19

Rakai Hospital Closed Down After Surgeon Tests Positive For COVID-19

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By Our Reporter The Ministry of Health has decided to temporarily close down Rakai Hospital after one of the surgeons tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to our sources, the surgeon (names withheld on request) tested positive for COVID-19 following tests conducted by the Ministry of Health on Sunday September 20th,2020. Immediately after receiving results of the tests, we have established that Ministry officials went to Rakai Hospital and took the surgeon into mandatory quarantine, plus all his colleagues with whom he was working in the hospital’s theatre, before they announced a temporary closure of the health facility. The Ministry officials have since embarked on a hunt for all his contacts and alerts such that they can be taken into quarantine. It sh...
Uganda Registers Highest Daily Increase of New COVID-19 Cases

Uganda Registers Highest Daily Increase of New COVID-19 Cases

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Uganda's ministry of health on Saturday recorded 423 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase since the outbreak, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 6,017. Out of the 2,320 samples collected over the past 24 hours, 411 contacts and alerts cases, 12 returnees from Saudi Arabia, India and Jordan tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said a ministry in a statement. Out of the 411 contacts and alerts that tested positive for COVID-19, 166 are prison inmates under quarantine in Moroto,it said. Out of the 306 samples collected from cargo truck drivers, none of the foreign cross-border truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at Uganda's common border point of entry, it said. Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in the capital, Kampala and ...
Fear As Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 55, Quality Chemicals Boss Kitaka Latest Victim

Fear As Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 55, Quality Chemicals Boss Kitaka Latest Victim

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By Keefa Nuwahereza There is mounting fear in the country after the Ministry of Health announced that Uganda has so far registered 55 deaths, out of the 4,799 cumulative cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with the latest prominent death being that of Quality Chemicals Ltd and MTK Uganda Ltd proprietor Francis Xavier Kitaka. According to Ministry officials, results from COVID-19 tests done on 12 September 2020 confirmed 96 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans to now 4,799 The breakdown of the new cases is as follows: Of the 88 contacts and alerts:  Kampala (33), Buikwe (28), Jinja (4), Soroti (4), Lira (3), Kibuku (2), Mbarara (2), Terego (2), Tororo (2), Amolatar (1), Arua (1), Iganga (1), Masindi (1), Ngora (1), Moroto (1), Pad...
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