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20:25
20:25

'Silence the Guns' and Face COVID-19 Battle -UN Tells Fighting Groups 2 Top story

“The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in an appeal issued on Monday. “That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.”
20:24
20:24

Entebbe Airport Shutdown a Blessing In Disguise For Expansion Project - CAA COVID -19 3

The Civil Aviation Authority-CAA says the presidential directive to shutdown Entebbe International Airport is a blessing in disguise for the ongoing expansion project works. While addressing the press at the visibly empty airport today, the CAA spokesperson, Vianney Luggya says that the authority will have more space and time to focus on fast tracking the completion of the project by end of 2021.
19:58
19:58

WHO, FIFA Unveil Joint Campaign to Tackle COVID-19 1

Through the campaign, dubbed “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” football stars are promoting five key steps for people to follow to protect their health in line with WHO guidance, focused on handwashing, coughing etiquette, not touching your face, physical distance and staying home if feeling unwell.
19:24
19:24

US Embassy, UK Tell Citizens of Available Flights to Leave Uganda commercial flights 1 Top story

Vianney Luggya, the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority spokesperson, told URN the KLM flight is a special clearance granted through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the emergency category for the European Union staff, who are leaving the country. It will not come in with any passengers.
19:18
19:18

Kisaame Appointed Uganda Revenue Authority Board Chairperson juma kisaame 1

He joins URA board when the authority's leadership is faced with enormous challenges, including how to push up the country’s tax revenues amidst low business due to outbreak of coronavirus
19:14
19:14

Police Disperse Vendors in Kasese's Mawa Market traders 3

The traders who usually travel from various parts of the District were repealed by police led by the Kasese District Police Commander Dickens Okello following the president’s directive banning public gatherings as one of the preventive measures against corona virus.
18:28
18:28

COVID - 19: MPs Want Immediate Solutions to Livelihoods after Restrictions Parliament 3 1

MPs want commercial banks to relax and reschedule the loan repayment period for borrowers for at least 90 days in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
17:42
17:42

74 Teachers Questioned for Operating During COVID-19 Lockdown COVID 19 1 4

Schools across the country were prematurely closed at the end of last week, following a presidential directive aimed at controlling large gatherings, a precursor for the spread of the strain of the virus, which has so far claimed 12,784 lives across the world. Ugandans were thereafter advised to stay at home in self-quarantine.
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16:01

Uganda Prisons Puts UGX 2M Bounty on 17 Arua Inmates 3 1 Top story

Uganda Prison Spokesperson, Frank Baine, has announced a cash bounty of Shillings 2 million for anybody who will provide information leading to the arrest of the suspects.
15:56
15:56

89 Arrested in Acholi Sub - Region for Defying COVID-19 Guidelines gulu district 1

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that those arrested include Wilfred Opira, the manager of Best Bet Otwer in Amuru district who was arrested on Sunday after he failed to close his betting center.
13:42
13:42

Gov’t to Waive Taxes for Manufacturers to Turn Liquor into Hand Sanitizers 1 Top story

Anite, who met the manufacturers on Monday morning in Kampala, said they had agreed to change strategy to now converting the 7.3 million litres of alcohol into sanitizers to bridge the shortage.
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13:41

Police Uses Live Bullets to Disperse Traders in Bududa Weekly Markets 5

Moses Luka, a trader condemned police for beating and arresting them, saying that the police cells where they are taking them are equally not safe in this period.
12:55
12:55

Man Kills Brother in Quarrel Over Mango Tree

Churchill Obita, the Gombolola Internal Security Officer-GISO Padibe East Sub County, says Nyero surrendered to him around 3AM in the wee hours of this morning after realising his brother is dead.
12:36
12:36

Lira District Postpones World TB Day Celebration COVID-19 2

This year, the day would have been marked under the theme ‘It’s Time’. The spotlight this year is on urgently accelerating the TB response to save lives and end suffering.
12:27
12:27

29 Revelers, Church Goers Arrested in Gulu COVID-19 1

Major Santo Okot Lapolo, the Gulu Resident Commissioner, says the suspects were picked in an operation that started around 5PM and went on until late in the night for defying the ban on public gatherings.
11:11
11:11

Coronavirus: Catechist Arrested for Conducting Prayers in Lamwo 2 1

The suspect, identified as Charles Oloro, was arrested on the orders of the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner James Nabinson Kidega following a tip-off from residents and local leaders. He is now held at Madi Opei police outpost on tentative charges of disobeying lawful orders.
07:51
07:51

Two Gateway Buses Intercepted on Suspicion of Carrying COVID-19 Suspects Ministry of Health 3

Dr. Moses Okwir, the Coronavirus focal point person at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, says they acted on a tip off from concerned citizens. He says they received information indicating that two ladies from Nairobi suspected to be infected with corona were heading to Moroto from Mbale aboard a Gateway bus destined to arrive around 5:00 pm.
07:26
07:26

32 Company Employees Detained Briefly for Defying COVID-19 Guidelines Corona Virus 2

The 32 employees led by Peter Mbaasa were found holed up at Campus Bar and Lodges along Fort portal-Ibanda Mbarara road in Kamwenge town.
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