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Only 14 of the 160 COVID-19 Cases at Parliament were MPs lockdown 1

More than 3,000 people were tested for COVID-19 as part of the clearance to attend the different Parliamentary events this month. The events included the election of the Speaker on May 24, the State of the Nation Address by President Museveni on June 4, and Budget Reading on June 10.
19:27
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Works Ministry officials meet over Exorbitant Bus Fares lockdown 1 1

The huge number of travelers prompted transporters to hike their fares. Bus fares to up country areas have more than doubled. For example, transport fares to the northern Uganda route specifically to Gulu has increased to between Shillings 100,000 and 130,000 from Shillings 40, previously. Travelers to Elegu border post are paying Shillings 150,000.
14:18
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Health Ministry Seeks UGX 465bn For Covid-19 Fight health budget 1 1

In an interview with URN, Atwine says the money will be used to trace Covid-19 cases, receiving returnees and purchasing PPEs among others.
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Gov't Stuck with 300 Domestic Workers Facing Deportation in Saudi Arabia parliament 1 1

The Ministry of Health is under pressure to clear the return of 300 domestic workers currently stuck in Saudi Arabia .
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MPs Fault Ministries for Failing to Register Crumbling Businesses lockdown 1 2

President Museveni had directed that businesses that were still under lockdown by June 22, when he addressed the country, should be registered for possible support. The task was specifically given to the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Gender.
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Gov’t Officials Meeting in Entebbe to Discuss Possibility of Ending Lockdown COVID-19 1 1 Top story

The government started easing COVID-19 restrictions a month ago, after more than two months of a total lockdown that was announced as one of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19. But salons, arcades, bars and bodaboda businesses have remained closed, alongside churches, schools and other public gatherings.
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I am yet to Receive my COVID-19 Test Results - MP Kahunde Parliament 1

The Woman MP for Kiryandongo Helen Kahunde has said she is yet to receive her COVID-19 test results after she tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
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Parliament Starts Testing MPs for COVID-19 lockdown 1 1

The decision followed an engagement with officials from the Ministry of Health officials who guided that MPs needed to be tested based on their engagements which have put them into contact with different people since the outbreak of the pandemic.
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Journalists Failed to Question Official Narrative in COVID-19 Coverage-Report lockdown 2 Top story

The study conducted between January 1 and June 30, 2020, indicates that the conventional reporting format of news writing remained dominant with 1,965 stories, representing 75 per cent of all news stories and articles published during the time. Often, government officials were not questioned on their statements.
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Health Ministry Wrongly Announced Arrival of 300 Ugandans lockdown 1 1

Both officials from the Ministry of Health and the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that no flights are coming in to bring a large number of Ugandans.
11:39
11:39

Chartered Flight to India to Return With Stranded Ugandans Ugandans abroad 2

According to sources at the Indian Association, the A fly Dubai chattered flight which will be flying some Indians stranded in Uganda to Mumbai and Delhi will return with Ugandans stuck in india.
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MPs Querry UGX150 Bn for Reopening Entebbe Airport lockdown 3 1

The authority says that it needs up to 150 billion Shillings to cover the recurrent wage bill and sustained operations, port health infrastructure and systems, enhanced security and modification of the terminal building to meet social distancing requirements.
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Clerics Ask Gov't to Open Places of Worship lockdown 5 1

Pastor Solomon Brian Mwesige from Good News Church in Bulenga asked government to consider opening places of worship like it has done to shopping malls and other businesses.
15:19
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Ugandan Embassy in Qatar Plans Flight for Stranded Nationals this Month ugandans stranded 1

The Ugandans abroad have been asked to avail their details at the embassy through an email; [email protected] The embassy, however, states that all passengers will pay for their own tickets and that the embassy will submit the process of the ticket payments to those who will have registered through the email provided.
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Gov’t Clears Ugandans Abroad to Return at their Own Cost lockdown 1 1

The Minister for Health Jane Ruth Aceng told the press that indeed the matter had been resolved, and the Ugandans will come back in phases. Those who wish to come home will register with Ugandan embassies abroad and be linked with airlines that are operational.
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Gov’t Explains Strain in Evacuating Ugandans Stuck Abroad lockdown 1 1

Oryem says that the first challenge is that the only available option of chattering flights is too costly, even when there is a will to save nationals from the agony they are experiencing as a result of the lockdowns.
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Treating Foreign COVID-19 Positive Truck Drivers was Risky- Aceng EAC 1 1

Uganda has returned up to 145 truck drivers who tested positive to their countries, an act that contradicts a recommendation by the World Health Organisation that those who test positive are treated and counted as a case in the country. Uganda has also expunged from its caseload, the numbers of all foreign truck drivers tested by Uganda Virus Research Institute, and lately from the border points.
18:01
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Gov't to Clear More Ugandans to Return Home Ugandans abroad 1

Government will on Monday conclude on the process to allow Ugandans stranded abroad return home as it moves to ease the lockdown.
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4.4 Million Ugandans Could Lose Jobs Due to Coronavirus-Report Effects of COVID-19 1

The study established that in the event that COVID-19 persists for the next six months, 3.8 million workers would lose their jobs temporarily while 625,957 would lose their employment permanently. over 80 per cent of workers predicted to permanently lose their jobs are from Kampala whereas in other regions there might not be a permanent lay-off.
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Police Struggling to Implement Physical Distancing During Arrests COVID-19 3 1

Last week, Police officers conducting an operation in Kyebando, Kisalosalo zone in Kampala bundled up to 17 people found operating nonfood businesses on a patrol van. None of the suspects nor police officer had protective wear like masks, which exposed them to Covid19 infection. This has been same practice in different parts of the country.
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