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23:22

COVID-19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 122 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The new cases is Ugandan truck driver who arrived from Juba via Elegy. His sample was part of 2,296 other samples that were tested today at the Uganda Virus Research Institute
23:05
23:05

COVID-19: Lockdowns Have Saved Lives - WHO COVID-19 Lockdowns 1

As of today, the number of people infected with the disease globally surpassed the 4 million mark. However according to WHO the numbers could have been higher than is currently reported without lockdowns. WHO modelling figures in March predicted that Uganda would have over 16,000 confirmed cases by May 1,2020
18:01
18:01

Kitgum Sub County Leaders Demand Increase in COVID-19 Allowances 1 4

Nine sub-counties and three divisions within the Municipality were collectively allocated 12.4 million Shillings out of the 165 million Shillings the district received from the central government. According to break down report presented by the District Chief Finance officer Alexander Otim, each sub-county and division task force will get only 1,040,000 million Shillings and 40 litters of petrol fuel.
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17:34

Ishaka-Bushenyi Residents Accuse COVID-19 Taskforce of Selling Relief Food 4 1

But residents of cell B and A in Ishaka Municipality say that instead of getting the food at no cost, many of them are forced to pay for it. Joan Tumwebaze, the Vice-Chairperson of Cell B said that she bought two 5-kilogram bags of maize flour at 10,000 Shillings, even when the bags were branded with particulars of Hajji Basajjabalaba, who donated them to the taskforce.
16:59
16:59

COVID -19: Widespread Laxity at Mutukula Border Alarms Health Officials 1 2

In just the last two days, two Tanzanian truck drivers who arrived in the country through Mutukula tested positive for COVID-19 and their whereabouts are still unknown. But, Kabanda says that he observed there is lack of alertness and vigilance in the community that if those were in the nearby areas, they would be easily turned in.
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COVID-19 Disruptions Could Cause 500,000 Extra Deaths from HIV Winnie Byanyima 1 Top story

Curtailment of these services by COVID-19 for six months could see new child HIV infections rise drastically, by as much as 37 per cent in Mozambique, 78 per cent in Malawi, 78 per cent in Zimbabwe and 104 per cent in Uganda.
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15:49

Cecilia Ogwal Collapses in Parliament Dokolo District 1 1 Top story

The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Atim Ogwal, collapsed in Parliament this afternoon, URN has learnt.
15:47
15:47

Locked Up at Work; The Tale of a 50-Year-Old Market Vendor COVID-19 Pandemic 4 1

On this day, Amina went to work like any other day. However, what started as a normal day has turned into months of lengthy shifts in the market since the ban on public transport on March 25. Amina used to commute from Kito Village, in Kira Sub county, Wakiso district to come to Nakawa Market on a daily basis.
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14:31

Health Workers Trace Clients on Phone HIV/AIDS 6

Sister Judith Mbabazi, the in-Charge of the HIV/AIDS clinic at Mbarara Municipal Health center IV, says there is a more than 50 percent decline in attendance.
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14:02

New Research Warns of Non Communicable Disease Crisis in Waiting

Dr. David Guwatudde, a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who was part of the research team, warns that adolescents in the highlighted districts risk becoming overweight and obese along the life course.
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13:00

UCU Students Stranded in Hostels Without Food COVID-19 lockdown 7 1 Top story

Boss John Bruce, the UCU Guild Electoral Commission Chairperson who led the registration of the affected students, says they want to be considered under the government food distribution program targeting the vulnerable people.
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12:42

Two Truck Drivers Intercepted in Gulu, Amuru after Testing Positive to COVID-19 1 1

The drivers of trucks registration number KCY 263X/ZG 1891 and KAX 598R/ZD 8412, both Kenyan nationals were intercepted this morning at Sultan Energy Petrol Station in Layibi Division in Gulu and Atiak Town Council in Amuru district respectively. The two entered Uganda through Malaba border post in Kenya on Sunday.
10:24
10:24

Lockdown: Parents Resort to Herbal Medicine to Treat Children COVID-19 lockdown 5 2

Dr Farouk Minawa, a programme officer at THETA Uganda, says the lockdown has generally amplified the need for herbal medicines. THETA seeks to improve health and access to healthcare through the promotion of collaboration between the traditional and biomedical health care systems.
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07:59

High Prevalence of Zoonotic Diseases in Arua Worries Veterinarians 1 1 Top story

The diseases, as identified by the Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries ministry, include Rabies, Anthrax, Trypanosomiasis also known as sleeping sickness, Brucellosis, Rift Valley Fever, Plague and Black quarter, some of which also affect humans.
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07:44

Families Storm Opposition Leader’s Home Demanding Food Aid Gulu Municipality. 1 2 Top story

Geoffrey Oceng, a concerned resident of Gulu Town argues that many people might continue storming the residences of their leaders because of starvation resulting from the delayed government response to the needy.
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