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20:36
20:36

Public Transport Suspended for 14-Days to Contain Coronavirus 1 Top story

The only vehicles that will be allowed to move are the trucks delivering cargo and food stuffs, delivery vans, pickups, other essential commodities and vehicles belonging to security organs like the police and the army, ministry of health vehicles, some of the institutional vehicles doing essential work, vehicles for sanitary services like those of the KCCA taking kasasiro among others.
20:16
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Father of Baby who Tested Positive to COVID-19 on the Run police spokesperson

It is suspected that the baby picked the virus from the father, a resident of Nkono village in Iganga municipality who traveled back from Kisumu, Kenya early last week. Although the Ministry of Health said that the parents would now be put under quarantine for further examination, the father has been reported to be missing.
18:48
18:48

UHRC Asks Public to Comply to Covid-19 Guidelines Health Management 3 1

Amooti says that the public should appreciate the fact that human rights can be limited for purposes of public order, public health, public security and public morality.
17:24
17:24

100 Veterans Evicted From Kapeeka Town amid Coronavirus Fears

The veterans have camped in Kapeeka town since 2016, allegedly waiting for compensation for their contribution to the war that ushered in the National Resistance Army-NRA regime, then led by President Museveni. The veterans are from Kiboga, Kampala Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kyegegwa, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Rakai and Masaka among other districts.
16:43
16:43

COVID-19: Financial Institutions Cry Foul corona virus 2

Gerald Mugisha, the Manager Equity Bank Hoima branch says government should consider the financial institutions as the directives on corona virus are being implemented adding that most of the clients could use this chance to completely default.
16:35
16:35

Makerere Asks Solicitor General for Guidance on Deputy VC Search Makerere University

In a letter to the Solicitor General, Acting University Secretary Yusuf Kiranda said while the Universities and other Tertiary Institutions Act defines the process of searching for the Vice Chancellor, the law is silent on the search process for the deputy.
16:20
16:20

Two Police Officers Arrested for Receiving Bribe at Busia Border 2

President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the closure of all inland and mainland borders over the weekend, as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At the time, Uganda had recorded only one case of the virus, a number which has since grown to 14.
16:04
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Four Isolated in Luweero, Distress Calls Overwhelm Health Officers COVID-19 2 1 Top story

Luweero District Health Officer Dr Innocent Nkonwa says that samples from the suspects have been dispatched to Uganda Virus Research Institute for testing. Nkonwa added that the district has since designated Nyimbwa Health Center IV to host coronavirus suspects.
15:01
15:01

Mbale Covid-19 Suspects Released for Self Quarantine 1

A health worker at the facility who preferred anonymity says that after the samples of the suspected victims were taken, they were told to return home and self-quarantine. The Mbale District Health Officer, Jonathan Wangusi said they were acting according to the ministry of health guidelines.
14:30
14:30

COVID-19: More Firms Send Staff Home, Limit Access to Premises 1

Uganda Bureau of Statistics, the country’s statistics agency, has suspended all field activities and sent home all the staff below the principal level.
14:24
14:24

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 14 in Uganda 1 2 Top story

Among the infected is an eight months old baby from Iganga district, whose father had previously travelled to Kisumu, a town in the Neighboring Kenya, a 64-year-old Ugandan fron Najjanankumbi, who returned from Germany and a 57-year-old trader with no travel history, currently admitted at Adjuman hospital.
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Uganda Closes Borders to New Refugees, Asylum Seekers Musa Ecweru 1 Top story

Addressing the media at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala this morning, Musa Ecweru, Uganda’s Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness and Rosa Malango, the United Nations representative in Uganda, said, whereas Uganda has an open-door policy for refugees and asylum seekers, they have suspended receiving of new arrivals with immediate effect for a period of 30 days.
11:10
11:10

Aduku Town Councillors Boycott Council Sessions Over Lack of Bicycles 2

The council in its sitting on 12th December last year, resolved to procure 29 bicycles for all councilors from the Discretionary Equalization Grant.
10:47
10:47

Medics Resort to Offering Clients 90 Days HIV Drug Refills Baylor Uganda 1

At Baylor Uganda, an entity that focuses on HIV in children, Dr. Sabrina Kitaka a senior pediatrician told Uganda Radio Network this morning that clients have been given refills to last them 90 days in order to minimize patient – doctor contact.
10:46
10:46

Two Children Drown in Septic Tank 4

According to residents, the children disappeared from home around 1:00PM on Tuesday only to be found floating in a septic tank under the construction in Kisenyi cell in Nabuyonga Ward in the evening
08:43
08:43

URA Grants Extension on Tax Paying Deadlines 1

Companies, whose accounting year ends in September, and are unable to file corporation tax returns by March 31, 2020 will have a two-month extension to May, 2020. The penalties for late submission will not apply or will be refunded if the companies are able to submit on or before May 31, 2020, URA said in a statement.
08:08
08:08

COVID-19: Ban on Public Gatherings Frustrates Couples 2 2

Pastor Julius Rwotlonyo, the Associate Team Leader of Watoto Church, says 12 couples have been affected. He says one couple has postponed their wedding to a later date while 4 have accepted to have a “scientific wedding”. “It is not an easy issue, so the others are yet to confirm with us if they would like to carry on with the weddings or not,” he said.
06:53
06:53

Bugisu Ill Prepared to Handle COVID19 Outbreak–DHOs 3

Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, which hosts the isolation center that serves Bugisu, Bukedi and Sebei regions, has no single infrared temperature gauge equipment.
06:24
06:24

20 Health Workers Detained For Violating Ban on Public Gatherings police spokesperson 1 1

Dhuku told journalists that he contacted facilitators to help him retool health workers who risked missing out if the training was called off. “I secured a small grant and a team of experts to retool health workers in handling outbreaks, my humble prayer is for the authorities to pardon us,” he said.
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