Category: Coronavirus

COVID Update
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COVID Update

Week 26 of Lockdown Confirmed cases are 6879 Recoveries are 2961 Deaths are 69 Active cases are 3849 Uganda has had a strict lockdown from the first known cases of the virus in the country. Many of the cases, to begin with, were lorry drivers crossing the border into the country. Restrictions were eased in...

Education in Lockdown – Update
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Education in Lockdown – Update

We want to thank all our sponsors so much for supporting the students in Uganda through these difficult times. As Uganda went into lockdown all the students who are supported through the CRESS Education Sponsorship programme were sent home. It was expected that schools would open in June, but a few days before they were...

COVID-19 Emergency Program Progress
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COVID-19 Emergency Program Progress

CRESS UK have just received the first progress report from the program to help the refugee communities in Imvepi Refugee Settlement and Kerwa Subcounty in Yumbe district deal with the coronavirus outbreak. 110 hand washing containers have been delivered. 867 families received 6 bars of soap each so they can practise good handwashing habits essential...

COVID cases increase – lockdown extended
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COVID cases increase – lockdown extended

This is the 11th week since the first Coronavirus case was reported, the numbers are increasing. The president gave his speech Monday the 1st of June, 2020. He has extended the lockdown for one more month with the same measures, especially for the bordering Districts. Cases are now coming up with positive results for Ugandan...

Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown
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Bosco is volunteering and week 10 COVID lockdown

The Ugandan government removed the non-Ugandan confirmed COVID-19 cases which were truck drivers, which put the total confirmed cases to 264. The non-Ugandans were 104 reducing the total numbers confirmed to 160 as from week 9. Now, week 10 stands at 281 confirmed cases. No deaths, 4 recovered this week, so the total recoveries stands...

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...

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