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22:41
22:41

Gov’t Orders Mandatory Wearing of Facemasks as More Businesses are Allowed to Reopen COVID-19 Response

The businesses so far allowed to open are hardware shops, mechanic workshops and garages, metal and wood workshops, insurance companies, 30 lawyers to handle urgent matters, restaurants [but only allowed to do takeaways] and warehouses.
16:53
16:53

Businessman Abid Alam Granted Bail Joan Acaa Ketty 4

His first attempt to apply for bail was thwarted when the magistrate declined to use an online conferencing app to consider the application on grounds that there is no law enabling the court to use the technology. The same technology was used in today’s session, following a regulation issued by the chief justice authorizing judicial officers to use online technologies to entertain bail applications.
16:42
16:42

Gov’t to Negotiate Visa Extensions for Ugandans Stuck Abroad lockdown 1 1

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reiterated that Government does not intend to evacuate Ugandans stuck abroad following a COVID-19 Pandemic lock down.
16:36
16:36

Police Officers Warned Against Going for Operations Without Protective Equipment Richard Karemire 1

Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said an officer has no excuse for going on duty without a face mask, hand sanitizer and gloves because all these are available for their use.
16:24
16:24

Kasese Residents Storm RDC's Office Demanding Relief Food Covid-19 4 3

The group which includes the elderly and widows accuse the Covid-19 task force of intentionally distributing food to the less needy.
16:13
16:13

Bududa Residents Complain Over Hiked Commodity Prices Local Government 2

A sachet of 500grams of salt now costs between Shillings 1500-1800 from Shillings 800. A kilogram of sugar costs Shillings 5000 from Shillings 3200 while a bar of soap has increased by Shillings 500 depending on the brand.
15:41
15:41

Uganda’s Education System Not Prepared for Digital Learning Tide 3 1 Top story

Schools, parents and entrepreneurs are all tapping into the stay home campaign to ensure continuity of learning, using various platforms, among them Zoom, WhatsApp, broadcast media and a series of other virtual corresponding tools.
15:28
15:28

Entebbe Residents Irked By Selective Distribution of Relief Items 4 3

According to Entebbe Municipal Mayor, Vincent DePaul Kayanja there are 65,000 vulnerable people in the municipality include casual workers, taxi drivers, Boda Boda riders, sex workers and the elderly, among others.
14:54
14:54

Health Workers Sharing Room with COVID-19 Suspects at Mutukula Border 1

The Ministry of Health deployed at least 12 health workers at the Mutukula border main entrance to carry out mandatory testing of all travellers entering the country as transit truck drivers from Tanzania.
14:48
14:48

Masindi Public Primary School Designated COVID-19 Isolation Centre Isolation center 2

Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19 Case Management team in Masindi, says that given the big number of people who came into direct contact with the police officer, they have decided to use Masindi Public Primary school to accommodate COVID-19 suspects since the only one Isolation centre at Masindi hospital is not appropriate.
13:08
13:08

Female Suspects Dominate Mbale Covid19 Quarantine Center 3

Isaac Wepondi the Acting Medical Officer Mbale Municipal Council, who is also the Quarantine Center manager, says 19 out of the 24 suspects they have at the quarantine center at Mbale School of Clinical Officers are females.
12:47
12:47

Pictorial: Floods Destroy Bridges, Roads in Isingiro District Heavy Rains 11

Nyabuziiba village chairperson John Tushabe says that the floods have affected the movement of both people and motor vehicles in areas across the bridge.
12:46
12:46

Jinja Hospital On the Spot for Failing to Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines health worker 2 1

While inspecting the hospital’s isolation centre on Sunday, Kaducu said that security personnel have failed to limit the entry of vehicles which cause congestion as they are parked outside the wards, contrary to the COVID-19 standard operating procedures.
12:41
12:41

COVID-19: Masindi Health Officials Tracing for 2300 Contacts

On Saturday, a police officer attached to Masindi central police station tested positive to COVID-19 during the ongoing health ministry community survey. He has since been transferred to Hoima Regional Referral hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.
12:31
12:31

COVID-19 Lockdown: Milk Prices Drop by Half in Kampala 4 2

Sharon Murekatete, the proprietor of New Diary in Bwaise buys milk from Mbarara, Nakasongola, Goma and Bulemeezi. Murekatete says that she used to buy a litre of milk at 1,600 Shillings and would sell it at 2,000 Shillings. She, however, says she is currently buying a litre of milk at 800 Shillings.
12:24
12:24

Lack of Food Hindering ARVs Adherence in Kasese HIV Patients 5 1

Gladys Komugisa an HIV positive mother who has been taking ARV's for over 30 years says like many patients she is no longer taking her drugs due to lack of food.
12:08
12:08

Absence of Personal Protective Equipment Bothers Bunyoro Region Leaders Bunyoro Kingdom 2

Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Health Minister Dr Florence Asiimwe says that most government health facilities in the region are not equipped with the necessary gear to protect themselves against such infections, despite working from the porous border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
11:50
11:50

Man Hacks Fiance's Children, Torches House suicide 1

The children have been identified as 18-year-old Doreen Nagawa and his ten-year-old brother, Ben Makumbi. They were offsprings of Segawa's fiancee Josephine Namakula, a businesswoman in Mubende town.
11:38
11:38

Bishop Ssemogerere Asks Journalists to Refrain from Unethical Conduct low pay 4 1

While leading the Special Prayers for journalists at his home at Kasana Luweero Diocese, Bishop Paul Ssemogerere asked journalists to exercise professionalism and restrain themselves from accepting bribes from news sources to either publish or not publish stories
11:25
11:25

Bududa District Taskforce, Bulucheke SS Clash Over Quarantine Centre 2 1 Top story

The School Head Teacher, Edward Mukhwana, says they presented their reasons to the District Task Force why they rejected the establishment of the quarantine center in the school and they have not listened to their pleas.
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