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Mulago Hospital Closed as Covid19 Sample Collection Site for All People as Cases Surge

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Mulago National Referral Hospital has been closed as a COVID-19 sample collection site for all individuals as COVID-19 cases spike.

This comes after the number of COVID-19 cases rapidly shot up.

According to the communication made by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, the hospital will only act as ab isolation and COVID-19 treatment unit for only patients confirmed to have COVID-19.

“Mulago National Referral Hospital has been closed as a COVID-19 sample collection site for all individuals. Mulago National Referral Hospital will remain an isolation and COVID-19 treatment unit for all patients who have been confirmed for COVID-19,” the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday.

Today, President Museveni will meet COVID-19 National Taskforce which he chairs to address the challenge of rapid spike in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths especially in Kampala.

According to the latest COVID-19 results released by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 64 new cases were confirmed bringing the cumulative total number of infections in the country to 2,426.

The Ministry also announced that 3 COVID-19 deaths had been recorded inflating the total number of fatalities to 25.

The 3 deaths included a 65 year old male and two females aged 70 and 65 and all the fatalities were from Kampala.

Of the 64 new cases, 60 were contacts and alerts and they included 27 from Kampala, 11 from Arua, 7 from Gulu, 3 from Wakiso, 2 from Manafwa, 2 from Adjumani, 2 from Zombo while Amuru, Buikwe, Hoima, Lamwo, Lira and Tororo recorded 1 case each.

2 health workers from Kampala, 1 returnee from Saudi Arabia and 1 truck driver who arrived via Malaba border point also tested positive for COVID-19.



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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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