Regular COVID-19 Media Brief on the National Broadcaster

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Kampala-26 March 2020 – The ministry of Health would like to inform all media houses that following the COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda, all media briefings will be held at the National Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Studios in Kampala.

Media briefings garner a high number of people in a boardroom at any one time. In order to prevent overcrowding to avert the possible spread of CIVID-19, the ministry of Health advises media house to pick their signals/feed from UBC, henceforth.

The national Broadcaster and Ministry of Health Public Relations Unit are working on a feedback mechanism via Zoon that will allow journalists to ask their questions in real time.

The ministry of Health appeals to the general public to call our toll free lines on 0800-100-066, 0800-203-033 or 0800-303-303 to report any suspected cases of COVID-19.


Dr. Diana Atwine

Permanent Secretary