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21:36
21:36

Construction of Multipurpose Store at Aduku HCIV Commences 2 1

Dr. Moses Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer, says the Health facility is dire need of a store. He believes once completed, the project will help them improve drug storage.
21:08
21:08

Residents Protest Shooting of Motorcycle Rider 1 2

Despite the ban, several motorcycle riders in Mukono were seen carrying passengers, which prompted police to swing into action to enforce it.
20:34
20:34

Officers Storm Arua Town to Enforce Ban on Public Transport Corona 1 1 Top story

Christopher Barugahare, the West Nile Region Police Commander, said they won’t comprise on the President’s directive, saying the officers are under instructions to confront whoever acts to the contrary.
19:43
19:43

Gulu Businessman Arrested For Punching Police Officer Enforcing Presidential Directive Cereleno Market 1

Denis Obalim was picked up by heavily armed police officers from his shop along Ring Road on Tegwana Parish Pece Division next to Cereleno Market on Thursday morning on the orders of the Gulu District Police Commander, Emmanuel Mafundo.
18:58
18:58

Soroti Hospital Suffers Shortage of Protective Gear 1 1 Top story

Simon Kisabagire, the Principal Administrator Soroti Regional Referral Hospital acknowledged the shortage of protective gears for staff. He revealed that the Hospital has been relying on a few gears from the TB ward, which he notes have now been exhausted.
18:34
18:34

Private Healthcare Providers Demand Training on Basic COVID-19 Care 1 1 Top story

Grace Kiwanuka, the Executive Director Uganda Healthcare Federation UHF, an entity that brings together private healthcare providers told Uganda Radio Network that after Uganda confirmed an outbreak on Saturday many of their members expressed concern that patients approach them with symptoms and they are challenged how to handle them because they haven’t been sensitised.
17:29
17:29

COVID-19 Control Measures Incomplete without Economic Relief - Opposition MPs Joel Ssenyonyi 5

Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda says that the measures are likely to affect a sizeable number of Ugandans, whose livelihood is dependent on their daily income. He says that the category of Nationals needs to be supported to overcome the distress that is likely to come with the measures.
17:06
17:06

Kitgum Pharmacies Investigated for Purported Sale of Fake Corona Drugs 4

The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech, says the investigations follow concerns raised by health workers indicating that some members of the pubic are flocking some pharmacies, he didn’t name to procure fake drugs and vaccines claimed to cure Corona.
16:50
16:50

Kampala MPs want Phased Implementation of Public Transport Ban boda boda 1 4

The MPs also want the stay of all loan repayments, lowering of the Central Bank lending rate, as well as food supplies for Ugandans who work from hand to mouth.
15:43
15:43

New Digital Tool Unveiled to Keep Children Learning Amid COVID-19 Lockdown 1

To access Kolibri one, will need internet connectivity and gadgets such as a desk computer, laptop or smartphone to access content through http://e-learning.education.go.ug. Through the chrome browser, every user is required to create an account with a username and password to have access to the platform which is championed by UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and the National Information Technology Authority.
13:37
13:37

USD 2 Billion Needed to Stop COVID-19 From ‘Circling Back Around the Globe’ UNICEF 2 4 Top story

Having gained a foothold in 195 countries with more than 400,000 reported cases and close to 20,000 deaths, COVID-19 is reaching more areas of the world grappling with conflict, natural disasters and climate change. UN agencies are now devising means to confront the unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19, in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries.
13:33
13:33

When Countries Declare a Lock-down to Fight COVID-19

A statement issued by the Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente on Saturday banned all unnecessary movements outside home unless absolutely important like for medical supplies or shopping for food.
12:43
12:43

Patient Numbers Drastically Drop at Arua Hospital as Fear for COVID19 Intensifies COVID -19 outbreak 1 2 Top story

Dr. Philbert Nyeko, the Director Arua Regional Referral Hospital told URN on Wednesday evening that because of the increasing fear of the Coronavirus, some patients and their caretakers have opted to leave on their own while dozens of those who normally come for treatment at the hospital have stayed awa
11:18
11:18

Private Clinic Owners Warned Against Hiding COVID Suspects MoH 1 2

Ayubu Ssegunga, the Chairperson Uganda Private Clinics and Drug Shops Association, says majority of the Private Clinic and drug shop operators focus on money at the expense of professionalism. He says to create a disease free community all medical practitioners regardless of their level should abide by the health Ministry guidelines and preventive measures against COVID19.
10:32
10:32

False Callers Burdening Masaka COVID Surveillance Taskforce COVID 19 3 1

But Herman Ssentongo, the Masaka District Resident Commissioner and the chairperson of the Taskforce, says their mission is being disrupted by false callers. He says some people are calling the emergency line to report their foes who they falsely accuse of being corona virus suspects.
10:20
10:20

Ban on Public Transport Leaves Hundreds of Travelers Stranded in Gulu travel ban 4

By press time, heavily armed police and the military were still patrolling the bus terminals that include Buganda Pub stage; Delta Stage and Juba Stage along Gulu – Kampala highway as wells as Gulu bus main park where buses that depart at 10:00 pm, 11:00 pm and 12:00 pm always park.
07:39
07:39

Pastor, Followers Arrested For Defying Presidential Directive on Gatherings covid-19 1 3

Kamwenge District Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe, says they picked up the suspects on a tip off from residents. He says the suspects face charges of negligence, which is likely to spread a disease contrary to section 141 of the penal code act.
07:17
07:17

Entebbe Hospital Overwhelmed by Huge Numbers Seeking to Test 3 5 Top story

The Hospital Director, Dr. Moses Muwanga, says that several people have shown up seeking to test ever since the r Health Ministry asked people who have traveled in the recent weeks to test. The Hospital Director, Dr. Moses Muwanga says that ever since the for Health Ministry asked people who have traveled in the recent weeks to undertake tests, several have shown up.
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