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COVID-19 Updates: 7 Journalists Test Positive for COVID-19


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU, Main Campus - According to various media reports, five journalists were found positive for the COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total number of journalists who have tested for the Coronavirus so far to seven. 

This comes after NTV Uganda and the Vision Group, owners of the New Vision among other media platforms each reported that members of their staff had tested positive for Coronavirus. 

The other five are from Arua district, all working at Radio Pacis, according to the radio director, Fr Charles Idraku. 

“On August 14, we invited the Ministry of Health to test our staff at Arua Diocese Media Centre. We now have the results and five of our staff members have tested positive for the disease,” he announced on the radio’s website. 

With an accelerated growing number of COVID-19 cases over the past week, the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Katumba Wamala on Monday warned they would shut down public transport again because of non-compliance with COVID-19 guidelines if nothing changes. 

“Fellow Ugandans, it has come to my attention that some taxi operators and motorists are not obeying the #COVID19 guidelines in place,” Gen Wamala tweeted.

 “With the increasing cases of community transmission, we may be forced to halt public transport,” Gen wamala added.