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Apr 2020 18 results
21:41
21:41

COVID -19: Positive Kenyan Truck Driver Transferred to Mulago Hospital Elegu Town Council 1 2

Dr. Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer told URN in an interview that a team from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital transferred the patient from Elegu to Kampala for subsequent repatriation to Kenya.
20:46
20:46

Education Ministry Extends Opening Date for Schools MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 Top story

According to Mrs Museveni, given the current circumstances, schools will not reopen on the earlier communicated days. To keep learners busy, the ministry had prepared a frame work that will enable learners continue with classes through TV and Radio programmes
19:37
19:37

Kitgum Receives UGX165 Million for COVID-19 Fight 3

The funds will be used to pay risk allowances for designated medical workers, Village Health Teams, provision of food and essential items for people under quarantine, transport for medical personnel, allowances for drivers and task-force members.
18:59
18:59

Vendors Storm RDC’s Office Protest Continued Market Closure 5 1

Eliab Niwagasha Kamurari, the Rwebikona Market Chairperson, denied claims that the market is congested.
18:13
18:13

Quarantined Russian Nationals Test Negative to COVID-19 Bomah Hotel Ltd 1 4

Test Samples from Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their driver Joseph Aburek were extracted last week by health officials in the district and taken for the test at Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Health officials in the district who didn’t want to be named due to sensitivity of the matter says test results of the suspects which turned out negative were released over the weekend by Ministry of Health.
18:06
18:06

Anaka Hospital Registers Decline in the Number of Clients Picking ARVs. 1 Top story

Jolly Joe Lapat, the Medical Superintendent Anaka hospital, says only 486 of the 769 registered clients have turned up in the past two weeks to get their drug refill. Lapat says most of their clients come from distant places with some coming from neighboring districts like Gulu, Nwoya, Zombo.
18:04
18:04

Kabale University Offers UGX 72m to Renovate Regional Hospital ICU 2 3

Professor Joy Kwesiga, the University Vice-Chancellor told our reporter on Monday that the university authorities were concerned after realizing that the hospital is struggling in its preparedness efforts against COVID-19. Kwesiga says that the funding from the university will now be used to renovate the floor, verandah and wall painting among others.
17:51
17:51

Less Than Half of All Refugee Children Enrolled in School-UN Agencies

With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of refugee children have become even more acute. Meeting those needs is key to safeguarding both their wellbeing today and future potential, the statement notes
17:40
17:40

COVID-19 Positive Kenyan Truck Driver Intercepted in Elegu COVID-19 pandemic. 1 Top story

A team of police backed Amuru COVID-19 Task Force and health workers searched for the driver in Elegu Town Council only to realise that his truck was being driven by another person. The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema, says the team persisted and searched for the driver until 1:00pm when he was found at BLD parking yard in Elegu.
17:26
17:26

Masaka VHT’s Given Bicycles to Coordinate Surveillance Activities 1 3

Ssentongo explains that Village council leaders who were coopted by the task force to help in the verification of case alerts, were challenged by lack of transport. He said that on top of coordinating the surveillance activities the bicycles will support the HVTs in delivering medicines to patients in the communities.
17:20
17:20

MPs Worry Over New Taxes on Cigarettes tobacco farmers 1

According to parliamentarians, “the new taxes may force manufacturers to lower the price of tobacco from the farmers hence reducing their earnings.” They add that “this will also affect the operations of tobacco factories as the economy recovers from the COVID - 19 pandemic. The current rates on cigarettes should be maintained to enable recovery of the sector.”
17:09
17:09

Eight Watoto Choir Members Discharged from Entebbe Hospital 2 3 Top story

The Watoto Choir members tested positive upon return to the country from the United Kingdom, where they had gone on mission work. Two caretakers from the same group were discharged on Saturday while four are still undergoing at the hospital.
16:45
16:45

AIGP Yiga Rejects Calls to Distribute Donated Food to Mukono Residents RDC 3 1 Top story

Andrew Ssenyonga, the Mukono District LC V Chairperson faults leaders who are trying to politicize the matter of food distribution, saying they are only looking for cheap popularity.
15:56
15:56

NDA Receiving Proposals for Research Into COVID 19 Medicine Ministry of Health 2

All researchers submitting proposals are supposed to indicate what innovations they are venturing into among the categories under NDA’s mandate, which include herbal medicine, chemical drug, medical device, drug - device combination or new manufacturing technology.
15:12
15:12

COVID-19: Start Walking Back to your Villages - Wakiso RDC lockdown 2

Wakiso Resident District Commissioner RDC Rose Kirabira Nalongo has asked Ugandans living in urban centers to start walking to their villages if they cannot sustain their families other than waiting for food from government.
13:26
13:26

Political Will Saving Africa from Harsh Effects of COVID-19; Public Health Experts WHO Geneva 1 2

This comes in the wake of a report by the Economic Commission for Africa indicating that over 1.2 billion Africans would be infected and 3.3 million would die in the total absence of travel guidelines and lockdown interventions, this year. The figures would spell doom for a continent with a population of 1.3 billion people.
10:52
10:52

Covid19 Lockdown: Kawempe National Referral Hospital Records High Still Births, Halts Key Services 2

Dr. Lawrence Kazibwe, the Acting Deputy Executive Director Kawempe National Referral Hospital told URN on Friday that the situation has now normalised.
07:52
07:52

COVID-19: Another Truck Driver Tests Positive Ministry of health Top story

The latest case is a 27-year-old Kenyan truck driver who entered Uganda through Malaba border on Sunday.
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