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16:58
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Uganda Prisons Creates Isolation Centres for New Suspects on Remand service 1 2

Uganda Prison's Service Spokesperson Frank Baine says that the newly constructed Kitalya Min Max Prison in Wakiso will be holding all suspects remanded from Kampala Metropolitan Area at this time. The facility which was built to hold inmates on longer sentences has been empty at the moment and is now seen as a perfect place of isolation.
12:36
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Security Teams Accused of Brutalizing Locals in Enforcing Public Transport Ban 4 1

A section of the kitgum coronavirus taskforce committee members have blamed security forces of using highhanded measures in enforcing the ban. Kitgum Municipality Mayor Livings Walter Tooroma says implementation of the directiveS have been misinterpreted by security personnel who are instead harassing locals.
16:24
16:24

COVID - 19: Uganda’s Medical Interns Unable to Travel to Hospitals 2 1

At Mubende Hospital, a total of 35 medical interns (including Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists have been affected by lack of transport means. The interns body says they stay far from the hospital and have been unable to report to their duty stations due to the ban of public transport.
16:12
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Discharged Patients Stuck at Masaka Hospital 1 1

Maria Nalunkuuma, a resident of Kyamulibwa Sub County in Kalungu district says she was referred to Masaka Hospital to undergo a Hernia operation but has failed to get affordable transport means to take them home. Nalunkuuma, who was discharged on Wednesday needs at least 200,000 Shillings to hire a private vehicle back home.
12:16
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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.
16:00
16:00

Two dead, Four Injured in Rukiga Accident 1

The deceased have been identified as Gilbert Basheija, 38, and Amon Atuheire, 26. They are both residents of Kyobugombe in Kaharo sub-county, Kabale district. Their four colleagues whose identities are not yet known were rushed to Kisizi hospital of Rukungiri district in critical condition.
13:37
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USD 2 Billion Needed to Stop COVID-19 From ‘Circling Back Around the Globe’ UNICEF 2 4 Top story

Having gained a foothold in 195 countries with more than 400,000 reported cases and close to 20,000 deaths, COVID-19 is reaching more areas of the world grappling with conflict, natural disasters and climate change. UN agencies are now devising means to confront the unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19, in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries.
18:48
18:48

UHRC Asks Public to Comply to Covid-19 Guidelines Health Management 1 3

Amooti says that the public should appreciate the fact that human rights can be limited for purposes of public order, public health, public security and public morality.
13:40
13:40

Uganda Closes Borders to New Refugees, Asylum Seekers Musa Ecweru 1 Top story

Addressing the media at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala this morning, Musa Ecweru, Uganda’s Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness and Rosa Malango, the United Nations representative in Uganda, said, whereas Uganda has an open-door policy for refugees and asylum seekers, they have suspended receiving of new arrivals with immediate effect for a period of 30 days.
12:07
12:07

Makerere Orders for Arrest of People Loitering Inside University Livingstone Hall 1

“We have requested for security beef up which has been done and operation coded “Visibility” netted many others today being interrogated by (Crime Investigation Department) CID,” Professor Bazeyo observed in an email sent to staff.
20:03
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COVID19: EPRC Sends All Staff Home Uganda 1 Top story

“Due to the increasing threat of the CORONA virus in Uganda, effective Wednesday March 25th 2020 to April 9th 2020, the Economic Policy Research Centre Staff members will continue working online from their homes,” said EPRC management.
19:01
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Kaberamaido Health Workers Opt to Attend to Patients Under Trees COVID -19 Pandemic 2 2 Top story

The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Kaberamaido, Jackson Luke Jackson Abwangamoi, was surprised to hear that the hospital administration wasn't adhering to the new directives of providing hand washing facilities at the hospital.
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17:47

COVID19: Kulambiro Residents Lock up Suspect 1 2 Top story

Godfrey Mwesigwa is said to be among Ugandan nationals who returned to the country from United Arab Emirates aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight on March 22, 2020.
15:43
15:43

Covid-19: Health Ministry to Recruit 210 Emergency Staff government 3 Top story

The proposed staff recruitment comes a few hours after Health Minister; Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed eight new Coronavirus cases sending panic among the population. According to Dr. Aceng, all the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
11:11
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Govt’s Urged to Provide Free Water Supply in Slum Areas

Regular hand washing has been highlighted as a key tool in combating the disease which has claimed 16,568 deaths mainly in Italy, China and Spain. Spreading like wildfire, the disease is devastating communities, and forcing governments to enforce stringent restrictions, especially on the movement of people. Uganda has so far recorded nine cases of COVID-19.
20:25
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'Silence the Guns' and Face COVID-19 Battle -UN Tells Fighting Groups 2 Top story

“The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in an appeal issued on Monday. “That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.”
19:58
19:58

WHO, FIFA Unveil Joint Campaign to Tackle COVID-19 1

Through the campaign, dubbed “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” football stars are promoting five key steps for people to follow to protect their health in line with WHO guidance, focused on handwashing, coughing etiquette, not touching your face, physical distance and staying home if feeling unwell.
12:27
12:27

29 Revelers, Church Goers Arrested in Gulu COVID-19 1

Major Santo Okot Lapolo, the Gulu Resident Commissioner, says the suspects were picked in an operation that started around 5PM and went on until late in the night for defying the ban on public gatherings.
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10:54

Man Stabs Wife to Death, Attempts to Commit Suicide 1 2

Abdulla tricked the deceased that he had accepted to give her one million shillings in return for the title.
11:00
11:00

Kyambura Fire Accident Victims Protest Delayed Compensation 2 6

Richard Byamukama, the Kyambura LC I Chairperson, says that they are going through hard times. He says that the tarpaulins that they were given to them have worn out and need replacement.
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