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Uganda registers 2 more Covid deaths, 155 cases

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Uganda has registered two more Covid-19 deaths and 155 new cases according to the Health ministry. 

The deceased include a 58-year-old male from Mbale district and another 59-year-old from Kapchorwa district in eastern Uganda. 

According to the statement, 9 of the new cases are health workers picked from Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja districts while 140 are alerts and 39 contacts picked from different communities.  

Five are truck drivers from different border points of entry and one returnee from the United Arab Emirates. There are currently 1,411 Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment in different facilities across the country. 

Uganda has cumulatively registered 2,679 cases, 1,268 recoveries and 28 deaths. Globally, there are 24 million confirmed cases with 830,000 deaths while 17 million have recovered.

In East Africa, Kenya has 33,389 confirmed cases and 567 deaths, Ethiopia has 46,407 confirmed cases and 745 deaths. In Madagascar, there are 14,592 confirmed cases and 184 death. Rwanda’s cases currently stand at 3,625 cases and 15 deaths, Somalia 3,275 cases and 95 deaths, South Sudan 2,514 cases and 47 deaths.

In Africa, only Eritrea with 315 cases and Seychelles 136 cases are the only countries without any coronavirus deaths. 

Munezero beverages factory in Kasese district has been closed for two weeks after the factory driver tested for Covid-19 last week.  

The driver is currently undergoing treatment at Fort Portal regional referral hospital. Kasese resident district commissioner (RDC), Lt. Joe Walusimbi, who also heads the Covid-19 task force, says they received a directive from the Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng to close the Kilembe based factory for 14 days. According to Walusimbi, they have drawn the samples of the remaining 120 factory workers and sent them into self-quarantine. 

Kasese district health officer, Dr Yusuf Baseke, says the decision to close the factory is meant to protect the factory employees as well as the people living with them. He says the district has also stepped up surveillance to interrupt the spread of the pandemic.        

None of the factory managers was willing to comment when approached by our reporter. Kasese has registered 11 Covid-19 positive cases.





Source – observer.ug

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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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