Kampala — The Ministry of Health says it is going to test all journalists who are covering Covid-19 related activities to ensure that they are safe and not transmitting the virus.
While receiving donations at the ministry headquarters yesterday, Dr Diana Atwine, the ministry's permanent secretary, said whereas they keep testing themselves every two weeks, journalists are not tested for the virus and yet they keep interacting with new people everyday.
In keeping with Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation guidelines of preventing the disease, most media houses adopted measures to safeguard themselves from getting their staff infected.
Yesterday, the ministry and the national Covid-19 taskforce continued receiving donations from well wishers.
These included from Fountain Publishers that donated text books worth Shs354 million, Toyota Uganda, which donated a brand new Hino Truck valued at Shs225 million and 6.5 tonnes of posho for health workers and a cash donation of Shs20 million.