Category: Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update 21th May
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Coronavirus Update 21th May

The president of the country (President Yoweri Museveni, pictured) has extended the lockdown by 3 weeks. He is easing the lockdown in the districts which do not have borders. Currently, Uganda stands at 264 total confirmed cases. Sixty-five (65) Recovered and Zero deaths. Most confirmed cases are the truck drivers from the neighbouring countries. DOL...

COVID Update from Uganda
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COVID Update from Uganda

The cases seem to be rising again despite the lockdown measures. As of today 26th April, 2020, there are 75 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Uganda, 46 recoveries and zero deaths. The whole country is still under lockdown. In Arua district where the DOL office is located, there is a COVID-19 quarantine point just 1km...

Covid-19 news from Uganda
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Covid-19 news from Uganda

The week went on well with only 2 new cases of COVID-19 recorded, so the country currently stands at 55 confirmed cases. No deaths recorded. There are 12 cases discharged or recovered so far. The president addressed the nation last Tuesday and has extended the Lockdown for another 3 weeks with the same measures announced...

Appeal Update
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Appeal Update

Huge thanks to our donors It is with huge gratitude that we can announce today that our Coronavirus Appeal has reached £5000. This will enable us to send a grant to Uganda to purchase gloves, face masks, soap, washstands and more. We know we will need more money as this epidemic spreads, but the Ugandan...

Thoughts on Lockdown – Uganda
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Thoughts on Lockdown – Uganda

Thoughts and updates and effects of the lockdown in Uganda The lockdown means you can no longer live a normal life. Restricted movements, no access to work or do business. Anxiety levels rising causing worries because of the uncertainties and coping up with over information about the COVID-19 pandemic. It is really too much for...

Prayers for Coronavirus in Uganda
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Prayers for Coronavirus in Uganda

Your Prayers for Holy Week Dear Prayer Team, Please, in amongst the many concerns we have here at home spare a thought for the CRESS funded clinic, DoL staff, their families, friends, colleagues and those working to support them here in the UK. As you have probably heard, COVID 19 is affecting Africa too. Just...

Clinic update : sterilisation and coronavirus
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Clinic update : sterilisation and coronavirus

Cases of coronavirus have begun to show themselves in Uganda. This will, of course, impact on the CRESS funded clinic in Mijale as the virus spreads. We are really pleased to announce that thanks to a grant from a Trust Fund the clinic have just installed a sterilisation unit which runs on power from a...

Coronavirus in Africa – Dear supporters
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Coronavirus in Africa – Dear supporters

Dear friends and supporters of CRESS These are strange and uncertain days. Who could have predicted even a week ago that we would find ourselves in this situation here in the UK where we are asked to stay at home, where schools and shops have closed, and society as we knew it seems to have...