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10:16
10:16

Police in Lira Intensify Enforcement of Covid-19 SOPs wearing face masks 5 1

The heightened enforcement stemmed from last week’s task force resolution which resolved that people not adhering to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs will be arrested and charged under the Public Health Act.
12:39
12:39

Public Places in Lira Given 3 Days Ultimatum to Adhere to SOPs 5 1

At Lira main market, hand washing points have been installed at all main entrances but lack water, the traders and other people accessing the market do not wear masks. The situation is similar in other places like shops and supermarkets and the parks.
13:02
13:02

Gender Minister Intervenes in Lango Cultural Institution Conflict 4

Meeting the clan heads on Wednesday in Lira City, Amongi confirmed Yosam Odur Ebii as the legitimate paramount Chief of Lango after being gazetted by the Government. She also says that Okune will be informed of the decisions of the meeting.
13:51
13:51

Local Gov't Minister Intervens in Lira City, District Row over Headquarters Lira District 4 1

When Lira municipality was elevated to city status in 2020, it became autonomous and was no longer under the Lira district. This also meant that the leadership of Lira had to shift the district headquarters to another place outside the city.
12:46
12:46

LRRH Still Transporting Refilled Oxygen Cylinders from Kampala lack of oxygen 1 4

Although the hospital has an oxygen plant, its production does not match the demand especially during the surge of COVID_19. The current plant which has the capacity to produce 30 oxygen cylinders is now producing at least 25 yet the unit uses approximately 60 cylinders per day.
15:42
15:42

Only 620 Health Workers Vaccinated in Lira 5 1

However, at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr. Stephen Obbo, the hospital’s director says over 90% of the staff there has been vaccinated. Adding that efforts are underway to ensure that the remaining percentage also receive the jab.
11:36
11:36

Lira District, City Bicker Over Assets 5 1

The Ministry of Health had budgeted for the construction of three health facilities within the city. They include Ongica and Anyomorem Health Centre IIIs and Punuluru HCII in the Lira City West division.
08:45
08:45

COVID-19 Vaccination Cards on Sale in Lira 1 4

While addressing the COVID-19 task force meeting on Thursday, Kareiga informed the team that the circulation of fake vaccination cards has been recorded at Lira Regional Referral Hospital. He however did not disclose the number of people involved in the unscrupulous deal for fear of jeopardizing investigations.
13:35
13:35

Medics Warn Against Using Herbs for Treating Elephantiasis hydroceles 5 4

The neglected tropical disease is spread by infected mosquitoes whose bites deposit a parasite that travels to the lymph nodes. It affects the lymphatic system causing swelling and pain in the legs, arms and genitalia. It also increases the risk of frequent bacterial infections that harden and thicken the skin.
13:24
13:24

Shock as Alebtong Town Clerk is Murdered at His Home 4 2

Valentine Obira, the area LC I Chairperson, says that the assailants made away with Shillings 9M in cash although they were demanding for Shillings 20m.
16:57
16:57

COVID-19 Vaccination Exercise Slowed by Long Distances in Lira City 1 4

The city with a population of over 10,000 people, has only six vaccination points; Ayago Primary School and PAG General Hospital located in City East Division and Lira University Teaching Hospital, Lira Primary School, Ober Health Centre IV and Lira Regional Referral Hospital in City West Division.
09:31
09:31

Panic as LC I's Residence is Smeared with Blood, Two Arrested 1 4

Timothy Okello, a resident of Barlwala describes the incident as shameful. He wants police to expedite investigations into the matter, saying that they cannot be safe if a whole LCI chairperson can be threatened like that.
07:35
07:35

4000 Teachers Vaccinated in Lira City 4

Jasper Abura, the Principle Education Officer of Lira City explains that the department has met its set target and still hopes to have more teachers vaccinated. He notes that non-vaccinated teachers will not access learning institutions.
12:14
12:14

Politicians, Police Cited as Leading Abusers of Journalists 1 3

Among cases reported to Human Rights Commission at Gulu Rrgioal Office was physical assaults on Journalists, intimidation and confiscation of gadgets, while some radio stations were actually switched off by the state actors and other key radio programs faced a long-term Suspension of Open Broadcasting.
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