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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.
20:18
20:18

Bunyangabu LCV Chairman Arrested for Refusing to Handover District Vehicle Vincent Twesige 1 2

Bunyangabu Resident District Commissioner Jane Asiimwe, who was part of the operation says that the district Covid-19 Rapid Response Team was struggling to do its job due to lack of vehicles. She explains that the district has only two vehicles that were used by a team of over ten members to traverse the whole district in response to alerts in relation to COVID-19.
20:03
20:03

WHO Releases Guidelines for Countries Maintain Essential Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of the guidelines, countries are advised to identify essential services that will be prioritized in their efforts to maintain continuity of service delivery and make strategic shifts to ensure that increasingly limited resources provide maximum benefit for the population.
19:59
19:59

COVID -19: Seventeen Million Ugandans Could Fall Into Poverty dr fred muhumuza 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.
19:08
19:08

UVRI to Limit Testing to People with Covid-19 Consistent Symptoms test kits 2 1

This is to ensure that testing kits are not wasted on people with different ailments who do not meet the case definition of COVID-19. According to the World Health Organisation, most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and develop fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.
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.
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.
16:59
16:59

Pharmacy Proprietor Arrested in Kabarole District for Selling Fake Sanitizers 2 2

He stated that after checking and discovering that the sanitizer was fake, he tipped police who went and inspected the pharmacy and discovered four boxes of fake sanitizers.
16:36
16:36

Panic as Midwife Discovers Live Frog in Woman's Placenta pregnant mother 1 2 Top story

The bizarre incident occurred around 2pm on Sunday after a 23-year-old woman from Kasua village in Pajulu Sub County, whose names have been withheld by URN, gave birth to a bounding baby girl at the health center.
15:55
15:55

Armed Thugs Shoot Kenyan Truck Co-Driver Dead in Busia Town 3 1

Muhammad Assuman, a fuel tanker driver who had parked closely to the attacked truck told our reporter that an unknown man put him on gun point and ordered him not to move out, closed his vehicle doors, within shot time he heard bullet sound at his neighbors truck.
14:01
14:01

Farmers Asked to Embrace Social Media to Sustain Food Supply Chain ICT 5 1

Associate Professor Alex Ariho, the Director-General of Excel Hort Consult Agribusiness incubator in Biharwe, says that farmers need to borrow a leaf from religious leaders who have embraced social media tools and platforms to maintain contact with their flock.
13:17
13:17

MP Olanya Pledges UGX 3.2 Million Weekly Contingency Fund to Combat Coronavirus Kilak South 2 1

Olanya told URN this morning that he will provide Shillings 2.2 each week for the purchase of hand washing utilities including Jik and soap and face masks for health workers at the eighteen Health Centers in his constituency.
12:07
12:07

Kwania Gazettes Ikwera Girls SS to Host Coronavirus Isolation Centre covid19 2 1 Top story

Salim Komakech, the Kwania Resident District Commissioner, who doubles as the Coronavirus District Taskforce Chairperson, says the isolation centre will help them to keep suspects in one place and screen them.
11:43
11:43

Patients Desert Mbale Hospital Over COVID -19 Fear 4 1

Dr. Romeo Aupal Okidi, the Vice president of the of the Federation of Uganda Medical Interns who also works at the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital told our reporter that Patients stopped coming to hospital when the medical workers were few and they were no longer receiving the medical services.
07:46
07:46

Gulu Suspends Renovation Works Worth UGX 369M Over COVID 3

Christine Gloria, the Gulu District Information Officer told URN that the works were halted following a directive by President, Yoweri Museveni banning all forms of gatherings.
07:21
07:21

South Sudanese Continue Entering Uganda Despite Border Closure Titus Jogo 2

Titus Jogo, the Adjumani Refugee Desk Officer told URN over the weekend that they receive between 30-34 South Sudanese nationals on daily basis. He explained that the refugees enter Uganda through the porous border, which stretches from Moyo to Lamwo district.
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