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21:22
21:22

Busoga University to Host Iganga District COVID-19 Isolation Centre victim 1 3

Muwanguzi adds that the isolation room at the hospital caters for only eight people yet an average of 15 suspected COVID-19 victims have been seeking medical attention on a daily basis. He adds that the dormitories at the university will provide enough room for the privacy of all isolated patients under their supervision.
19:58
19:58

UPDF, Police Appoint Commanders of COVID -19 Evacuation Team 1

The three; Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Denis Namuwooza, Lt Col Bright Ruyonga and Cpt Dr David Magoola will be overseers and first contacts for the evacuation team, according to a joint statement issued by UPF spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the deputy UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki.
19:40
19:40

Hapuuyo Facility Works With No Gloves, Masks or Sanitizers Amid COVID-19 Scare 2

At around 10a.m. when Uganda Radio Network visited, some patients were still coming to the facility one by one, many of them ignoring a water tank just outside the facility meant for hand washing, one of the most publicized ways of keeping away Corona Virus Disease (COVID -19) germs at bay.The disease which is currently ravaging the world has affected 540,832 by today.
19:33
19:33

Dr Adam Mugume Appointed Acting Deputy BOU Governor

Mugume will carryout duties that were being done by Dr Louis Kasekende, whose contract expired in January and was not renewed. Mugume who has been working as the executive director for research, previously headed the modeling division between 2007 and 2010. He holds a PhD from Oxford University, UK, and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Botswana.
17:22
17:22

Kaabong RDC Closes Mining Site Over COVID -19 corona virus 1

Today, the committee led Kaabong Resident District Commissioner, John Rex Achilla closed Lopedo mining site where close to 1, 000 artisan miners work daily.
17:17
17:17

BOU Orders Banks to Suspend Bonus, Dividend Payments covid-19 1

Also, in another circular on Friday, BOU allowed banks' request to work from 9:00am to 3pm on weekdays and close branches on weekends.
16:41
16:41

Private Providers Could Start Conducting COVID-19 Tests COVID -19 testing 1

Dr Ian Clarke the chairman of the International Medical Group told Uganda Radio Network on Friday that the ministry had already indicated this to them as private providers but said involving them will depend on the number of kits procured because they will need to supply public facilities first.
16:26
16:26

Museveni: Illegal Guns Were a Hindrance to Development in Karamoja 1

Speaking at the commissioning of the Sun Belt Mining Group Limited factory in Rupa sub-county, Moroto district, Museveni commended the Karimojong for supporting the disarmament program that ushered in the peace now prevailing Karamoja, followed by the industrial revolution that will not only create employment for the people but will also bring about development.
15:17
15:17

Research Shows Possible Transmission of COVID -19 from Mother to Child Wuhan University 1 Top story

In a study whose results were published in the global science journal - JAMA on Thursday evening, researchers at Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China say they followed a positive mother in her last trimester of pregnancy since January and that at the time of delivery, the neonate born to this mother who had earlier tested positive for COVID-19 had elevated antibody levels and abnormal cytokine test (Immune system chemical) results two hours after birth.
14:58
14:58

Jinja Municipal Council Staff to Work from Home municipality 1

Ochen says that the employees will be working online from home under supervision by their departmental heads.
14:07
14:07

Omukama Iguru Rallies Banyoro to Safe Gaurd Against COVID-19 1 1

In a speech read for him by Andrew Byakutaga, the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom prime minister on Friday, the Omukama tasked the people of bunyoro sub region to strongly embrace the hand washing strategy being emphasized by the government saying it is crucial as far as guarding against the deadly virus is concerned.
13:29
13:29

NDA Warns Against Hoarding Drugs in Wake of COVID -19

NDA Public Relations Officer Fredrick Ssekyana told Uganda Radio Network on Friday morning that among the drugs that customers were buying in big doses is chloroquine which is among the drugs currently being studied in clinical trials as a potential treatment for Corona Virus Disease (COVID -19).
13:21
13:21

Apac Suspends Operation of Microfinance Institutions Brac Uganda Limited 3

It has been realized that most small businesses had been operating on loans secured from micro finance and money lending institutions within their localities. They are supposed to be remitting payments back to the institutions who had given money whether the business is running or not.
13:10
13:10

Moroto Residents Opt to Trek Distances in the Absence of Public Transport passengers 3

There are no vehicles, in the taxi parks, yet even then, scores of travelers are seeking for transport means to move from one place, to another. But the heavy military presence in the area, has frightened even those, who would defy the presidential directive. The entire town is now soundless.
12:16
12:16

Amnesty International Welcomes Court Decision on Public Order Law

The court yesterday declared Section 8 of Uganda’s Public Order Management Act illegal and unconstitutional. The section gave the Inspector General of Police powers to prevent or stop public gatherings and equally gave the police powers to disperse public gatherings.
11:37
11:37

G20 Leaders Announce USD 5 Trillion Kitty to Help in Covid-19 Responses 1 Top story

In the communique last night, the leaders said “we consider that consolidating Africa's health defense is a key for the resilience of global health.” This means part of that money pledged will be spent in poorer countries to strengthen capacity to deal with the virus.
11:20
11:20

Nakasongola District Sends 91 Staff Home Over Corona Virus Threat

President Yoweri Museveni recently directed all heads of government institutions to retain essential staff at their offices. At the time of the directive, the country had confirmed 14 cases of Coronavirus disease. The number has since grown to 18 after four new infections were confirmed this morning.
10:25
10:25

Uganda Confirms 4 New Cases of COVID-19 1 Top story

The tweet threat indicates that the four were part of a group of 197 cases tested on Thursday. All the people who were tested were returnees from Dubai and other high-risk countries.
10:22
10:22

COVID -19: Boda Boda Riders Continue to Defy Ban on Public Transport UGanda Police Force 2 1

Several boda boda riders have defied the ban on Public transport, a day after President Museveni banned all public means.
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