Richard Ssembajjwe, the chairperson Luweero District Service Commission says that the Commission could not suspend the interviews because they need to recruit staff within this financial year, a failure of which could have financial implications for the district. The interviews are expected to run until April 2, 2020.
“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.”
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.
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.
The charges, according to police spokesperson Fred Enanga emanate from gathering in betting centres, bars, clubs and disco's which is against the directives issued by, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, guidelines intended to contain the spread of coronavirus.
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.
The traders who usually travel from various parts of the District were repealed by police led by the Kasese District Police Commander Dickens Okello following the president’s directive banning public gatherings as one of the preventive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.
Malwa dealers in Kakooza suburb near Mt. Lebanon Church and Nasuuti along Bugerere road in Mukono Municipality have started operating drinking joints during day time when police officers are presumed to be resting after conducting night patrols.
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.
Dr. Michael Mwanga, the Director Soroti Regional Referral Hospital, says they are now limiting every patient to one attendant. He revealed that they have already issued notices to all the wards and are awaiting action on Monday evening.
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.
Commissioner of Police –CP Fred Enanga, said as part of the strategies to minimize overcrowding in police cells that poses a health risky to inmates, police leadership resolved that suspects with minor offences be released on police bond.