Government has limited capacity in terms of finances to conduct countywide mass testing of COVID-19, the Minister of State for Planning, David Bahati has said.
Umeme, the electricity distributor, has closed its technical centre in Lugogo, Kampala after three staff tested positive for the coronavirus, Peter Kaujju, the company’s head of communications, said on Wednesday afternoon.
The Police Chief Political Commissar AIGP Asan Kasingye has healed from the deadly COVID-19 virus.
AIGP Kasingye broke the good news on Twitter saying he has tested negative, 2 weeks after testing positive.
International Medical Group (IMG), a Ugandan health care company has collected a $4 million (about Shs14.8 billion) loan from International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
The ministry of health will beginning September start charging organizations and some individuals for Covid-19 testing.
The ministry of health announced on Wednesday that Mulago Hospital will no longer be used as a sample collection site for people testing for the coronavirus.
According to the ministry, the national referral hospital will only be used for treatment and isolation of Covid-19 patients.
The Ministry of Health has so far distributed 13 million free face masks.
However, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba in a Sunday statement noted that some companies which won contracts to supply these masks were distributing substandard products.
The Police Chief Political Commissar AIGP Asan Kasingye has tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.
The AIGP announced his health status in a Sunday afternoon tweet.
"BAD NEW[s]!! I’AM #COVID19 POSITIVE," he tweeted.
Uganda has registered a record 94 new cases of coronavirus, the highest number the Ministry of Health has recorded in a single day since its outbreak in March.
Uganda has registered one new COVID-19 death as confirmed cases soar to 1,656. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, the new COVID-19 death is one a 60year old male from Mbale district.