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21:43
21:43

Mutukula Border Post to Get COVID-19 Testing Lab as Cross border Threat Increases 4 1

Dr Diana Atwine noted that the border station requires its own specialized laboratory services to respond to the big COVID-19 threat presented by neighboring Tanzania. Atwine says that the laboratory expected in a month will provide Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing to all people entering the country from Tanzania, to avoid scenarios of positive cases getting into contact with the community.
18:56
18:56

Insurers Asked to Give Policy Holders 3-Months Grace Period 1 1

The measure is intended to help people and businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus to get back to their footing so as to pay their insurance. IRA says it expects increased defaults in premium payments during this period.
18:03
18:03

Luweero Millers Stuck with Maize Flour as Sales Dwindle feeds 4 1

The sales fell drastically from the time president Yoweri Museveni directed all non-essential businesses to close to encourage Ugandans to stay home and limit person to person contact. Although food stores and factories including grain millers remained operational in order to ensure that the people access what to eat, many of them are making losses with little or no sales.
17:23
17:23

Health Worker Found Dead in Bar Jinja

Henry Mugarura, the Jinja North Division Police Commander told URN the deceased’s body is lying at Buwenge Health Center IV mortuary awaiting postmortem.
17:15
17:15

NDA Warns Public as Fake HIV Test Kit Circulates on the Market

According to David Nahamya, the Secretary to the Authority, the manufacturer of the genuine product notified them that they didn't manufacture the product currently on the market as their last batches expired in 2019.
17:06
17:06

Professional Bodies Ask President Not to Assent to Stamp Duty Amendment Bill 3

Under the amendment, all professionals will have to pay stamp duty of 100,000 shillings on each of their professional licences or certificates, in addition to the annual membership and subscription fees they pay to the statutory bodies that regulate them or professional bodies of which they are members.'
17:03
17:03

Vision Group to Cut Employees’ Pay Due To COVID -19 Impact Salary cuts 1

The company says it will pay full salary for April 2020. However, it will effect gross salary reduction effective May 2020. Some 60% will be cut from those earning above Shs 19m. Those earning between Shs 8m and 19m will take a 45% cut. Those earning below Shs 8m will take a 40% salary cut.
16:56
16:56

Four Lusanja Family Members Injured in Tent Fire medard kiconco 3 1

Eye witnesses say that the fire broke out shortly after midnight on Wednesday when the family members were deep asleep.
16:37
16:37

13 Discharged from Quarantine Centre in Lira COVID_ 19 5

A total of 30 people were being quarantined at Lira School of Comprehensive Nursing. They included secondary contacts of the COVID-19 positive Kenyan truck driver.
16:13
16:13

Tullow-Total Deal A Win for Uganda-African Energy Chamber Total E&P 1

“After years of deliberations and debate, the closing of the sale allows the country and oil companies to move the conversation towards Final Investment Decision (FID) and practical project’s development,” it says. FID refers to the decision made by the various partners to invest in Uganda’s petroleum resource and commercialise it.
15:36
15:36

Museveni Allows Religious Leaders to Distribute Food COVID-19 Response 2 Top story

Museveni met the religious leaders at State House Entebbe on Wednesday evening under their umbrella the Interreligious Council of Uganda led by their Chairman, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda.
15:26
15:26

Hoima Residents Cautioned Against Self-Medication Health experts 3

According to research, more and more residents in the sub counties of Buseruka, Kitoba, Kigorobya and Kyabigambire, no longer seek prescription for malaria treatment, pain killers and antibiotics, a trend which endangers lives and is more likely to spur drug resistance.
15:04
15:04

Masindi Municipality MP Hands Over UGX 20m to COVID-19 Task Force Minister 1

The shillings 20 Million was allocated to each member of parliament in the country recently by parliament to facilitate them supervise anti-COVID-19 activities.
15:04
15:04

Buliisa Man Killed By Crocodile Lake Albert 1

Majid Ajaru, an eye witness and relative to the deceased told Uganda Radio Network on Thursday morning that no sooner had the deceased dived in the lake than the crocodile emerged from the Lake and grabbed him.
15:02
15:02

Catholic Church Calls Off 2020 Uganda Martyrs Day Celebrations 2 1

Masaka diocese which had been chosen by the Uganda Episcopal Conference-UEC to organize the first-ever double celebration of the feast on May 29 for youths and June 3 for the rest of the pilgrims has officially communicated to the bishops’ conference about the development.
14:51
14:51

Economists Advise Gov’t to ‘Go Slow on Loans’ in bid to Stimulate Economy lockdown 3 1

The caution comes amid a scramble by African countries to cushion their economies, support hard-hit sectors and provide social support to nationals, amid tough measures to contain the coronavirus disease-COVID-19, whose infection rate has gone beyond three million people countrywide.
14:43
14:43

Uganda Prisons Allows Donating Food to Fasting Inmates frank baine 2

Speaking at the daily security briefing at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Frank Baine, the spokesperson of the Uganda Prisons Service said, despite the ban on all visits to prisons around the country as means to deter the spread of coronavirus among prisoners, Muslims observing the fasting month of Ramadhan need to be supported.
14:29
14:29

Vendors Abandon Sections of Kalerwe Market Modern Market 4 1

Abbas Sekanjako, the director modern market says they have asked vendors to pay for work IDs and nothing more, while Said Waiswa, the Chairman Freedom Market says vendors have to pay 30,000 shillings to get work IDs and aprons.
14:23
14:23

16 People Arrested for Drinking in Bukoto 2 3

According to Ndemeezi, the suspects were found drinking in bars.
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13:13

Wakiso District Leaders Query Relief Food Distribution Criteria 4 2

Wakiso district leaders say that whereas the involvement of village chairpersons in the exercise is important, they have little control over the army officers, who are directly taking lead in the exercise. The Resident District Commissioner Rose Kirabira says that it even the district task force which oversees COVID-19 activities in the area, was sidelined in the distribution.
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