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Patient Numbers Drastically Drop at Arua Hospital as Fear for COVID19 Intensifies COVID -19 outbreak 2 1 Top story

Dr. Philbert Nyeko, the Director Arua Regional Referral Hospital told URN on Wednesday evening that because of the increasing fear of the Coronavirus, some patients and their caretakers have opted to leave on their own while dozens of those who normally come for treatment at the hospital have stayed awa
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Security Minister Directs RDCs to Implement President's Orders COVID -19 outbreak 1

In his letter dated March 20, Tumwine wants the RDCs to identify and report to them any existing loopholes that could hinder the effective enforcement of the President’s directives.
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Bunyoro Kingdom Parliament Sitting Suspended COVID -19 outbreak 2 2

Moses Atuha, the Clerk to Council Bunyoro Kitara Parliament, says that the kingdom has decided to suspend all parliamentary sittings until further notice following the President’s directive.
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Quarantined COVID-19 travelers protest against Uganda restrictions COVID -19 outbreak 6 1 Top story

About 45 foreigners and Ugandan nationals at one of the hotels selected by the Ministry of health for self-quarantine say the high fees charged and how the hotel administration has handled them is not fair.
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COVID -19: Uganda Prison Services Suspends Visits To Inmates COVID -19 outbreak 1 2 Top story

Margret Orik, the Northern Region Prisons Commander disclosed this to URN an interview on Thursday. She explained that the top Uganda Prison Services leadership has resolved to suspend the visits in an emergency meeting held on Wednesday.
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Divided Opinion over Museveni’s Ban on Muslim Congregational Prayers COVID -19 outbreak

Another Imam at a mosque in Kawempe who preferred anonymity wondered why the government was going into ‘overdrive’ to announce sweeping measures even before a single coronavirus case has been confirmed in Uganda.
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Kabaka Birthday Celebrations Cancelled COVID -19 outbreak 1 1

Speaking to the media on Thursday at the Kingdom headquarters at Bulange Mengo, Charles Peter Mayiga, the Katikkiro said basing on the directives and guidelines issued by the government yesterday, the celebrations that were to be held at Lubaga Cathedral on April 13 have been canceled.
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Museveni to Open Factories in Mbale Despite Ban on Public Gatherings COVID -19 outbreak

Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama also weighed in. “Just for your information, whereas the factory commissioning was to have 3,000 guests, this has now been scaled down to 300 so as to have the appropriate social distance,” Wanyama’s message said.
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COVID-19: Kabaka’s Birthday Fete, Marathon Hangs in Balance COVID -19 outbreak 1

“This coronavirus scare comes at a time when we are preparing to celebrate the Kabaka’s birthday on April 13 at Lubaga Cathedral and the marathon on April 5, we are going on with the preparations and I encourage you to buy the kits. However if by that date, the virus has not subsided, we shall not run.
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WHO Worried About COVID-19 Hitting HIV Hot Spots in Africa COVID -19 outbreak

According to WHO, they are worried about countries like Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe-located within East and Southern Africa getting hit by the disease because they have weak health systems already burdened with HIV
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COVID-19: Why Gov't Would Declare a State of Emergency Asuman Basalirwa

The President may, in consultation with the Cabinet, by proclamation, can declare a state of emergency in part or the whole of Uganda if the country is threatened by war or external aggression, when the security or the economic life of the country is threatened by internal insurgency or natural disaster or when there are factors that render necessary the taking of measures which are required for securing the public safety, the defence of Uganda and the maintenance of public order and supplies and services essential to the life of the community.
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Boda boda Riders Want Corona Virus Messages Translated into Vernacular COVID -19 outbreak 1 6

Ouokunda Sergious Salongo, the Chairperson Boda Boda Mbarara Municipality says government usually forgets the illiterate people whenever it issues key messages.
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COVID -19: Lacor Hospital Director Opira Isolated Upon Return from Italy ministry of health 1 1

Josephine Anying, the Communication Officer of St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor told URN in an interview that though Dr. Opira has not shown any sign of COVID -19, his isolation is a mandatory pre –cautionary measure directed by the Ministry of Health.
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WHO to Examine COVID-19 Cases in Africa WHO Geneva 3 1

According to WHO officials, scrutiny is needed to ascertain whether the right numbers of infected persons are being reported. There have been reports of some African countries like Egypt are under-declaring the number of infected persons.
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Mbarara Churches Fail to Implement Corona Virus Preventive Measures COVID -19 outbreak 4 1 Top story

Dr. Denis Barigye, a Christian at Uganda Martyrs Church blamed the church leadership for failure to implement the Corona Virus preventive measures suggested by the Ministry, which exposes their flock to danger.
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COVID-19: Arua District Intensifies Screening at Entry Points COVID -19 outbreak 3 3

At Arua Airport where passengers from South Sudan, Kenya, Central African Republic, China America and other countries disembark, a team of health personnel has been deployed to screen all passengers for symptoms of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Fight: Key Public Places Resort to Sensitization as Manning Hand washing Facilities Proves Hard COVID -19 outbreak 6 2 Top story

At Nakawa Market, every after two hours, a message is relayed on the market community radio reminding vendors about the virus and why it’s important to maintain proper hand hygiene to avoid infection. William Mpoza, the General Secretary Nakawa Market, says they are constrained to do more than what they are already doing.
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Most African Countries Not Prepared for Coronavirus - WHO COVID -19 outbreak

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for Africa who attended the meeting said only 66 per cent of the countries have strengthened their capacity to investigate alerts and have improved infection prevention in health facilities and in the community.
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