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PM Rugunda Goes In Self Isolation Over COVID-19 Fears As Uganda’s Cases Rise To 557

PM Rugunda Goes In Self Isolation Over COVID-19 Fears As Uganda’s Cases Rise To 557

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By Keefa Nuwahereza There is untold fear and caution at the Office of the Prime Minister after Dr Ruhakana Rugunda went into self isolation because some of his contacts had tested positive for COVID-19. Rugunda is head of the national task force for COVID-19 and has been at the forefront on fund raising and distribution efforts to contain the pandemic. “Friends, I have gone into self isolation after some of my contacts tested positive for COVID19. My own test result is negative, however, I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure,” he said in a tweet, shortly before news circulated that he had gone in isolation. Julius Mucunguzi, his Communications Advisor confirmed the development. Statement from Ministry of Health about COVID-19 updates in Uganda Howeve...
Panic As Coronavirus Enters Uganda, 4 Patients Quarantined

Panic As Coronavirus Enters Uganda, 4 Patients Quarantined

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By Keefa Nuwahereza There is great fear that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has reached Uganda. This comes after the ministry of health on Monday morning confined four suspected Coronavirus patients to quarantine after they showed signs and symptoms of the deadly virus. The four cases were apprehended at Entebbe International Airport and quickly rushed to Entebbe General Hospital where they were quarantined. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Public Relations Officer at the Ministry if health told the media on Monday morning that “The suspected cases have been quarantined and samples taken from them have been taken to the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)for testing.” He added that the nation will be briefed by ministry officials after getting results from the ...
Gov’t Announces Yellow Fever Epidemic In Moyo, Buliisa

Gov’t Announces Yellow Fever Epidemic In Moyo, Buliisa

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Health, has confirmed a yellow fever outbreak in Moyo District, in West Nile region and Buliisa District in Hoima region. This alarming revelation was made by Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng on Friday. Minister Aceng said that "In Moyo District, there are two confirmed cases, both males aged 18 and 21 years. The two cases were dealing with cutting and trading timber between Uganda and South Sudan." She added that "On January 2, 2020, the two cases travelled from South Sudan to Moyo. Upon arrival, they got ill and on January 3, 2020, they were admitted at Logobo Health Center I l l in Moyo District. They were later referred to Moyo General Hospital with symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, h...
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