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‘Lockdown Likely to Stay’’ Ministry Official

‘Lockdown Likely to Stay’’ Ministry Official

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Health ministry officials have warned that it is likely that covid-19 restrictions will not be lifted after the 42-day lockdown. This comes as Ugandans are appealing to the government to consider lifting the lockdown arguing that they need to resume work and fend for their families. According the ministry permanent secretary Dr. Diana Atwiine much as the cases have reduced, it’s still early to speculate about whether to extend or lift the lockdown. She meanwhile says much as some of the locked sections might be lifted, there is need to further lock some for the safety of Ugandans. She meanwhile reveals that the country will receive two consignments of covid19 vaccines before the end of this week. Dr Diana says at least 300,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine and 286,000 doses of AstraZeneca v...
Min. Of Health Confirms First COVID-19 Death In Uganda After Medic Dies Of Deadly Virus

Min. Of Health Confirms First COVID-19 Death In Uganda After Medic Dies Of Deadly Virus

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By Elite News Reporter The Ministry of Health has confirmed the first Coronavirus death in Uganda, after samples from the corpse of a paramedic who died in Mbale District on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19. According to sources, the deceased, was rushed to Joyce Hospice Health Centre in Mbale city after being picked up from Mabyale Sub-county. After she breathed her last, medical experts quickly rushed her to Mbale Regional Hospital where preliminary tests conducted by the Ministry of Health have since confirmed that she died of COVID-19. Speaking about the matter, Dr Diana Atwine, said that the deceased was a Village Health Team (VHT) worker, who had been traversing several villages with other Health Teams in Eastern Uganda.      “The deceased wa...
Sad News As Two  Min. Of Health Staff Perish In Nasty Accident

Sad News As Two Min. Of Health Staff Perish In Nasty Accident

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Shock has engulfed the staff of the Ministry of Health after three of their officials got involved in a tragic accident on Sunday, which left two of them dead and one critically injured. According to eyewitness, two officials attached to the ongoing Under The Net (MNET) program perished in the terrible road accident after the vehicle they were traveling in, a Prado TX registration number UAM 049E lost control, swerved off the road and rolled, before ramming into a boulder along the Kapchorwa–Mbale road. According to reports, the vehicle, the Ministry of Health staff were returning from Buikwe district where they were distributing mosquito nets when the driver lost control, forcing the vehicle to overturn. The deceased have since been identified as Isaac M...
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