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19:36
19:36

UBTEB Asks Institutions Not to Increase Exam Fees COVID 19 2

The examination cycle is expected to start on October 19, 2020, following the re-opening of education institutions for finalists.
19:07
19:07

Gov't Fails to Hit Access to Water Target sdg 6 3

Alfred Okot Okidi, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Water and Environment says the plan targeted 79% clean water access from boreholes in rural areas, but only 68.7 % was attained in the last five years.
17:42
17:42

UNATU Raises Concern Over Safety of Teachers When Schools Re-open COVID-19 4 1

Filbert Baguma, the Secretary-General of UNATU says the SOPs and guidelines recently issued do not answer all the worries that teachers have. He says teachers are worried about measures that will keep them safe from Covid-19.
17:25
17:25

A Hundred Babies Born Dead Daily in Uganda 1 1

One of the measures recommended by WHO to reduce the occurrence of stillbirths is increasing antenatal visits to a minimum of eight for expectant mothers.
17:01
17:01

Experts Caution on Use of Steroids to Treat COVID-19 Patients in Africa 2

Dr Marybeth Maritim Cherono an infectious diseases expert based in Nairobi said people who use steroids have a higher chance of developing diabetes and also worsening those that already have the disease.
16:14
16:14

Dokolo District Receives Face Masks 4 1

This is the first batch of government face masks to be delivered to the district ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country in March.
15:08
15:08

UK Gives Uganda Shs6billion to Support COVID-19 Activities

The money is attached to Uganda country offices of the World Health Organization and the International Organization for Migration to help in surveillance and guarding borders against imported cases of COVID-19.
14:57
14:57

Pader, Kitgum Covid-19 Frontline Health Workers Go Four Months Without Pay 3 1

11 laboratory specialists, more than 10 clinical officers and nurses haven’t been paid allowances for the past four months in the district despite being in the frontline conducting testing, referrals and monitoring at quarantine centers.
14:36
14:36

Health Ministry Says 50 Journalists Tested Positive for COVID-19 COVID 19 Pandemic

Emmanuel Ainebyona the Spokesperson of Ministry of Health said the journalists who have been found positive are on treatment but recovering from the virus.
13:57
13:57

Religious Leaders in Amuru Appeal for PPEs Pabbo Town Council 1

Reverend Nixon Acaba, the Parish Priest of St John Church of Uganda in Pabbo Town Council, Amuru district says most Christians in his congregation have since failed to procure and use facemasks, or even sanitize.
13:21
13:21

Malaria Deaths Rise in Gulu as Hospitals Run Out of Drugs Ministry of health 2 1

Elvis Okello Romnson, the Bio statistician in the Health Department in Gulu told Uganda Radio Network that the district will in the next two weeks declare an epidemic of Malaria if the current situation remains.
12:25
12:25

Only 50 Taxis To Operate At Entebbe Airport 5 4

Sserubidde says working in partnership with Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA and the Works Ministry, they launched an Airport Taxi App to stop drivers from fighting for passengers at the entrance terminal. Of which, 20 operators work in the day shift and 30 during night time.
11:51
11:51

LCI Chairpersons in Kitgum Faulted for Inflating Numbers of Face Masks Beneficiaries Ministry of Health 3 1

The Resident District Commissioner William Komakech who also doubles as the Chairperson district Covid-19 taskforce says the numbers of beneficiaries submitted by LCI Chairpersons are abnormally higher than the projected district population.
10:43
10:43

West Buganda Diocese Asks Elderly Worshipers to Stay Away As Churches Reopen 1 1 Top story

A circular issued by Reverend Canon Samuel Mwesigwa, the West Buganda Diocesan Administrative Secretary, says that all the 521 Churches in the nine districts under the diocese will remain closed to people with advanced age because of their vulnerability to the coronavirus disease.
07:48
07:48

Eight More Bugweri District Staff Test Positive for Covid19

Gad Rugajju, the Bugweri Resident District Commissioner, who also chairs the District Covid19 Taskforce, says even staff who tested negative have been tasked to self-quarantine for two weeks.
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