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20:47
20:47

Gulu Lobbies for UGX 327m Medical Supplies to Combat COVID-19 business community 1 1

Gulu district has so far responded to 36 suspected cases of Coronavirus. 17 of these received discharge certificates after completomg the 14-days’ mandatory quarantine as required by the Health Ministry.
20:15
20:15

Zombo Man Arrested for Death of Two Sons in Arson Attack suicide 2

Jawiambe Pascal, the LC 1 Chairperson of the village reported revealed that the two male juveniles identified as 7-year-old Denis Piyic and Gracious Ocayirwoth were locked up by their father who was under the influence of alcohol before they were set ablaze.
17:41
17:41

Counter Terrorism Constable Shoots 2 Children, Commits Suicide 1 2 Top story

According to available information, shortly after quarrelling with Muhereza, Nanyombi fled to report to Kinawataka police. She however, heard gun shots before arriving at the police station. Officers from the station responded to the gunfire only to find Muhereza had gunned down Kisole and injured Atuhaire before shooting himself.
17:12
17:12

Amuria Residents Defy COVID-1 Prevention Guidelines Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

James Arana, the village chairman of Ajenit in Olwa Sub County says his people have remained adamant to the health precautions as well as the Presidential Directives to contain the virus. He notes that instead, three more bars have recently opened in his village and many people crowding in the trading centers every evening.

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10:14
10:14

Pictorial; Kampala Taxi Parks, Streets go silent as Ban on Public Transport Bites

The city is silent, with just a few shops opening for business, with barely a vehicle in the parks across the city. Outside the gazetted parking areas, law endforcement officers are still struggling to control the movement of bodaboda cylists, some of who, are defying the presidential directive, against transporting passengers.

Business and finance

21:12
21:12

President Museveni Declares Curfew, Bans Private Transport

President Yoweri Museveni says that although the initial measures had limited the ban to public transport, a number of private vehicle owners had abused the option and continued transporting people to towns, thus spreading Coronavirus Disease.
19:59
19:59

COVID -19: Seventeen Million Ugandans Could Fall Into Poverty Matia Kasaija 2 1 Top story

According to Dr Fred Muhumuza, an economist, at least 43 per cent (18m) of Ugandans are vulnerable and because of the lockdown, it means a huge fraction of these will easily fall back into poverty. This estimate is above government’s own official estimate that puts the figure of those likely to fall into poverty because of Covid-19 at only 780,000 people as per the Ministry of Finance estimates.
17:41
17:41

COVID-19: Entebbe International Airport shutdown To Hit Airlines 4 1

As result of the presidential directive, Entebbe International Airport is in a partial shutdown, something that has not only affected restaurant, airport taxi operators but also the air operators.
11:03
11:03

Kame Market Leadership Close Stalls Of Traders Bringing Children to Work Kame Valley Market 1 1 Top story

Geoffrey Sserunjogi, the Kame Valley Market Chairperson, says they had no option to act before higher authorities close the entire market. He says they severally reminded the traders on the need to implement the preventives measures announced by government against COVID19.

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