The protests started at 3 p.m. in Ndikuttamada in Masajjja division and ended past 7:30 pm after police officers, military police officers and plain-clothed security personnel dispersed the crowds with tear gas and live bullets. Five protestors were arrested.
Tumukunde said he has suspended his Thursday campaign in order to engage other opposition members in the race on possible unified action. Tumukunde was expected to hold rallies in Kamwenge, Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa Districts tomorrow.
The distributors and wholesalers of the alcoholic drinks say that many bar owners have violated the rules, since the lockdown in March, but many more have so far managed to keep their activities away from authorities.
The supporters blocked the streets with stones and burning car tyres making the roads impassable. Tororo road, Majanji Road, Jinja Road, and Customs Road in Busia were all in flames since 4 p.m. today. In Mbale, protestors burnt tyres and used stones to block the Mbale-Soroti highway, Palisa road, Republic Street, and several other streets in town.
Even for those that showed specificity and sensitivity of above 90%, Kaleebu says they gave confusing results when they tested their performance in detecting different antibodies which he worries would pose challenges for health workers to interpret.
They used teargas, live bullets and water cannons to disperse the rowdy crowds that were led by Patrick Oboi Amuriat the FDC Presidential Candidate and Betty Aol Ocan the Leader of Opposition in Parliament.
It is alleged that three thugs, armed with a gun on Tuesday night raided a mobile money shop belonging to Wilson Agaba in Kivengenyi village and put him at gunpoint before ordering him to surrender all the money he had.
According to Paul Bukenya, the EC Manager Media and Public Relations, as of Tuesday 17, 2020 when the 14 days elapsed after presidential candidates were nominated and campaigns started, the commission did not receive a record from any of the presidential candidates.
The medics say that the PCR tests are oftentimes wrong which leaves many critical patients at risk. They want the government to allow the use of imaging and also symptoms to determine whether one has COVID-19 or not.
Out of the 13, nine were civilians majorly injured when a police patrol vehicle with Field Force Unit –FFU and Local Defence Units –LDUs randomly fired in the building where people had gathered at Kampala Road.
Parliament’s Budget Committee has declined to approve a 336.8 Billion Shillings supplementary budget request by government to purchase 9 million radio sets for Ugandan homes to facilitate the long distance learning program during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Preliminary findings released of the phase one trial which had a total of 1010 participants from 18 facilities including hospitals shows that only 124 positive COVID-19 cases were detected. All participants of the trial had to undergo both an the RDT test and would later carry out a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to confirm the antigen result