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WE CALL FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE UTILISATION OF COVID-19 FUNDs

KAMPALA, June 10, 2020: Covid-19, is a viral respiratory infection that has led to the loss of thousands of lives and has led to the hospitalization of millions more. It was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation on March 11, 2020 and in Uganda, the first case was registered on March 21, 2020.

According to the Ministry of Health, 657 people have contracted the disease, 118 have recovered from it and is monitoring some 7,777 contacts, there have been no fatalities. So far, 137,808 samples have been tested.

Uganda has subsequently put in place mechanisms to curb the spread of the virus including; mandatory quarantine for all returnees, night curfew, food distribution to the most vulnerable, a creation of several seclusion zones, closure of schools and places of worship and a revamp of various medical centres to act as hospitals for those affected.

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Media Contacts
Cissy Kagaba,
Executive Director,
Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda,
kagabac@accu.or.ug

Peter Wandera,
Executive Director,
Transparency International Uganda,
pwandera@tiuganda.org