Uganda Coronavirus Updates on Vaccine, Deaths, Cases (2023)
Uganda Coronavirus Updates on Vaccine, Deaths, Cases Population and Restrictions. Coronavirus COVID-19 Cases in Uganda Live Updates Today and statistics on the Coronavirus in Uganda: Uganda Coronavirus Updates Live Today Tracker. Covid-19 Confirmed, Deaths & Recoveries Cases. Uganda Coronavirus Statistics From UHO: Updated Guide Information Retures on COVID19 Cases Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) also known as the 2019-nCoV or 2019 Novel Coronavirus is a global pandemic. The ongoing in Uganda, Coronavirus outbreak is having significant impact on travel and activities all around the Globe.
Coronavirus I Uganda confirms new 9 cases
Last Update: 26 August, 2020
Uganda Coronavirus (COVID-19): Live Statistics
Total Confirmed Cases
+155 New Cases
Total Death Cases
+2 New Deaths
Total Recovered Cases
+0 New Recovered
Total Active Cases
+0 New Cases
Live Updates Today on Coronavirus Cases in Uganda – Results from COVID-19 tests done on 26 August 2020 confirm 155 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans is now 2,679.
2 new COVID deaths recorded. The total COVID-19 deaths are now 28.
Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Says: “Social distancing is one of the measures you can practice to prevent COVID-19. Keep a distanceof at least 4 meters between you and someone next to you at all times. You don’t know whom you are meeting, you don’t know where your best friend has been. Keep your distance”.
Everyone aged 6 years and above MUST wear a face mask when in public.
Corona viruses are a large group of viruses many of which cause no or minor illnesses, like the common cold. Some cause illness in people, and others only infect animals. Usually these infections do not cross over from animals to people.
On rare occasions, coronaviruses that infect animals “change” and develop the ability to infect people. This has occurred with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) where the causative viruses were probably initially infections of bats.
The new (novel) corona virus was probably also an infection of bats but is now able to infect people. The new (novel) corona virus is officially called Coronavirus Disease-2019 or COVID-19 (because it was first detected in 2019).
How is COVID-19 spread?
How does the coronavirus spread
COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, linked to a live animal market. This virus is now able to infect humans and can spread from person to person:
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and are inhaled into the lungs of a person nearby.
Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, and are inhaled into the lungs of a person nearby.
People are thought to be most contagious when they have symptoms and are sick. There is also evidence that spread might be possible when people are infected but before they become sick, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19 infection?
Symptoms include: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath
The symptoms may appear from 2−14 days (incubation period) after contact with an infected person and may range from mild to severe illness.
How do you test if a person has COVID-19 infection?
Testing is performed on a blood sample in specialized laboratories. Currently, testing can be done in 16 laboratories in Africa including in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Zambia. Soon, more laboratories in Africa will be able to test for the virus including in South Sudan, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique.
A negative test result for a person with these symptoms means that the COVID-19 virus is not causing their current illness. There are no approved simple rapid tests for COVID-19 infection at present.
How is COVID-19 infection treated?
There are no specific drugs to treat COVID-19 infection. People who are sick should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms. For severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.
How dangerous is COVID-19 infection?
Fourteen (14) percent of confirmed cases are severe, with serious pneumonia and shortness of breath. Another 5% of patients develop respiratory failure and critical illness. About 2.3% of confirmed cases have resulted in death.
Therefore, the vast majority of confirmed cases have mild infection, with cold-like symptoms and mild pneumonia. It is not known why some people suffer more from the virus than others, but those who have developed serious illness tend to be those with underlying disease, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, hypertension or cancer.
How can I prevent myself from getting COVID-19 infection?
What is CORONAVIRUS? AND How to PROTECT YOURSELF
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. The only way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyday preventive actions include:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay at home if you are sick.
Cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing, and then properly dispose of the tissue.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
Alternatively, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands first with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Reduce handshaking (within cultural acceptability).
These precautions also apply to people travelling to other parts of their own country, or other countries.
Should I wear a facemask to prevent myself from getting COVID-19 infection?
Only wear a mask if you have symptoms of COVID-19 infection (coughing or sneezing) or are looking after someone who may have COVID-19, to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Disposable face masks can only be used once.
Remove the mask from behind (do not touch the front of mask) and discard it immediately in a closed bin. Remember to wash your hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer or soap and water.
What is quarantine for COVID-19?
Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease but have not become sick. This is to prevent the possible spread of the disease.
The duration of quarantine is usually for the incubation period of the disease, that is, the time from contact with the infection to developing the sickness. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 14 days. Someone who has been released from COVID-19 quarantine is not considered at risk for spreading the virus to others.
How can people help to stop stigma relating to COVID-19?
People can fight stigma and help, not hurt, others by providing social support. Counter stigma by learning and sharing facts.
Communicating the facts that viruses do not target specific racial or ethnic groups, and how COVID-19 actually spreads, can help to stop stigma.
Does handling money (notes and coins) contribute to the spread of the disease?
Paper bills can contain bacteria and viruses that can lead to the spread of disease. Wash your hands carefully after handling money. Better yet, use the various mobile and online banking solutions available to you.
And just as is the case with other activities, remember to wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer after bank transactions.
What should I do when I develop symptoms of the disease?
Various countries have put in place different measures for members of the public who develop the symptoms of the disease and those seeking further information.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Worldwide: Live Updates Today
Can the Coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spread through air?
To date, studies show that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air.
Measures to Prevent catching COVID-19?
How do I stop the spread of COVID-19
There is a lot of advice online about preventing COVID –19, however, there are medically proven measures set by the World Health Organization.
Here are the simple precautions to take in order to reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19: Regularly and thoroughly wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands. Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth. If the person is sick, then the droplets contain the virus which can infect you as you breathe in the droplets if you are too close.
Avoid (DO NOT) touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Touching your eyes, nose and mouth transfers the virus that your hands might have picked from surfaces with droplets.
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Follow respiratory hygiene. Make sure that you and the people around you follow good respiratory hygiene. How? Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. After use, dispose the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets from sneezing or coughing spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections. Keep up to date on the latest COVID–19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places-especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.
Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas. Note: These protection measures are for all persons everywhere in the world as outlined by the World Health Organization
Uganda has put measures in place to limit the spread of Uganda Coronavirus (COVID-19). For information on how to return to the UK from Uganda, see Return to the UK.
Entry and borders to Uganda
Since the 22 March, all international flights to and from Uganda have been suspended. Cargo flights are permitted, but crew must observe strict guidelines. Land borders and lake ports are also closed, except for truck drivers and a crew of up to three people.
We continue to work with the Government of Uganda, other Embassies and airlines to determine options for helping British nationals who wish to return home. However, you should not expect any additional flights immediately. Entebbe International airport has been closed to passenger planes since 22 March.
Land borders and lake ports have been closed since 22 March, except for truck drivers and a crew of up to three people. Screening measures are in place at Entebbe International Airport and land border crossings into Uganda.
The Ugandan authorities have placed restrictions on travellers from some coronavirus-affected countries, including the UK, from entering Uganda.
Those who do travel, whether they are showing symptoms or not, will be placed in mandatory quarantine in a government designated hotel or hospital, at their own cost, for 14 days on arrival. All arrivals will be subject to 14 days quarantine in a government appointed hotel at their own expense.
At the end of this period they will be tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and if negative will be required to self-isolate at home. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.
Keep up to date with information from your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider on the impact on any existing travel plans. Immigration offices in Uganda are closed until further notice.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs have advised that fines accrued for overstaying visa/permits from the 18 March to 17 May 2020 are waived. They have also advised that foreign nationals who are in Uganda with expired visas/permits will not be arrested. You should also urgently check with your airline or travel company for the latest information.
Uganda Local measures
The Ugandan authorities have introduced a number of measures to limit the spread of Coronavirus:
movement by personal vehicles is suspended 5 May. Permission for emergency use of private vehicles for medical purposes must be sought from your local Resident District Commissioner
travel by public transport including minibus taxis, buses, coaches, passenger trains, tuk tucks and motorbike taxis) is suspended until 5 May. Vehicles delivering goods and food, plus ambulances, security, refuse and government vehicles are exempt. Government vehicles will be provided to help with medical emergencies
gatherings of more than five people are prohibited. Public exercise is banned
a curfew is in place from 7 pm to 6.30 am. Only cargo transport is exempt
shopping malls, arcades and non-food shops are closed until 5 May. Supermarkets and pharmacies are exempt. Food delivery services such as Jumia remain operational except during curfew hours
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