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17:01
17:01

Health Ministry Postpones Yellow Fever Mass Vaccination Campaign 2 1 Top story

Dr. Alfred Driwale, the manager Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization-UNEPI, says the planned campaign will not take place because of the risk that a mass immunization campaign poses.
16:47
16:47

Market Vendors Register Low Sales on Good Friday Kasubi Market 4 5

Jalia Kigongo sells vegetables in Kasubi Market. She told URN that she had sold items less than Shillings 10,000 by Midday yet usually by that time she would have pocketed about Shillings 30,000.
15:49
15:49

30 Suspected Thugs Found Locked Inside City Building 1 Top story

According to Nduhura, the suspects were locked up in the building by security guards for unknown reasons.
15:39
15:39

191 Motorcycles Impounded for Defying Presidential Directive 1 2

Buziba bosco chairman boda-boda century in Kira Municipality says that most boda-bodas that are were impounded are those that were caught by 8 hours while carrying cargos like food crops to markets due to long distances they have travel
14:46
14:46

Women’s Council Registers Healthcare Emergency Cases in Villages Covid 19 3 1

The move comes in the wake of a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which led to a 14-day suspension of both public and private transport, as a measure to control the movement of people. Under the arrangement, all persons intending to seek healthcare services were advised to seek movement permits from their respective RDC’s.
14:24
14:24

People Cured of COVID-19 Could Stay Longer in Hospital - Dr. Mwebesa Ministry of Health 2

“It’s cheaper to keep them in the hospital. Get another ward away from those who are still positive and isolate there those who have tested negative till we are sure they are safe”, Mwebesa said, “ You know this is a new disease. Nobody is 100% sure. So the specialists are still consulting each other to avoid making mistakes”.
13:57
13:57

Fight Against Desert Locusts Sustained Despite Coronavirus Crisis Measures 1

FAO fears that widespread rainfall that started in March is expected to generate a dramatic increase in locust numbers in the coming months, with new swarms due to move from Kenya into South Sudan and Uganda. Estimates show that locust numbers could grow another 20 times during the upcoming rainy season unless control activities are stepped up.
12:57
12:57

"Do Not Be Afraid"- Archbishop Kaziimba Tells Ugandans 5 1 Top story

His message, delivered in commemoration of Jesus Christ's crucifixion made reference to scriptures from the Biblical book of Mathew, where two accounts of Jesus’ resurrection used the same statement amid terrifying events of the day.
10:44
10:44

COVID-19 to Cause Slash in Foreign Investment for Exploration Activities – Report World Bank 1 Top story

Last month, Uganda extended the deadline by six months to September 2020 for applications for those who wish to explore six blocks in the Albertine region. The report notes that “the fall in commodity prices—especially crude oil, metals, and minerals—will not only reduce their export proceeds but also slash the amount of financing brought by foreign investors.”
07:55
07:55

25 Hand Sanitizer Brands Fail NDA Efficacy Test

While many of the sanitizers they tested had recommended content compositions on the labels, they found they were actually not available in the liquid. Some of the fake ones include Tuva, Halal, perfect sanitizer, Microcide, Safe Hands, Zest, Bactivir, Instant safe and Vitro, some of which are imported products. Also among those that failed the various test parameters and not fit for use by the population include Arrows sanitizer produced by the Makerere University Pharmacy department.
17:55
17:55

Ugandans Embrace Virtual Meetings as Coronavirus Affects Routine Operations 2 1 Top story

At All Saints' Cathedral-Kampala, the Church is using the same arrangement to keep their daily prayer and fellowship sessions running, following a ban on church gatherings. Ivan Naijuka, an officer in charge of Media and Communication at the Cathedral says they generate a link referring the faithful to the webpage in addition to the meeting identity number and password which one fills in to be granted access.
17:43
17:43

Crime Preventer Remanded for Unlawful Possession of Police Handcuffs Crime preventers 1

Nayebare told court that he is an innocent man who has never committed any crime and the said exhibits were simply planted on him
16:28
16:28

ERA Cuts Electricity Prices for Domestic Consumers 1

While the cut for ordinary domestic consumers is negligible, commercial consumers will see theirs drop by at least Uganda shillings 3.8 to Ushs 645.6 in the period between April and June 2020, a significant relief for business people.
15:53
15:53

People Power Deputy Leader to Focus on Grassroot Mobilisation 2 1

Zedriga holds a doctorate from the University of the South (Sewanee), a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies, Master of Arts in Human Rights, Bachelor of Laws LL.B and Certificate of Laws all from Makerere University.
15:51
15:51

Health Ministry Van Impounded with 25 People on Board 1 1 Top story

Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Center on Thursday afternoon, the Internal Affairs State Minister, Mario Obiga Kania, said all vehicles that defy the presidential directives should be impounded and drivers be punished.
15:34
15:34

MOH Collects Blood Samples, GPS Location of COVID-19 Suspects 2

Dr Julius Amumpe, an Epidemiologist and Head Quality Assurance Department in the Health Ministry, says that they have asked local field teams to collect blood samples from all suspected cases regardless of their viral status including the one that were discharged from quarantine centers.
15:28
15:28

Rotary Donates PPE, Test Kits worth UGX 1 billion to Fight COVID Ministry of Health 1 1

According to Rotary District 9211 Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu, Rotarians responded to the most pressing need, following an outcry by the Ministry of Health. He says that the donated PPE will go to the Ministry of Health, in both Uganda and Tanzania.
14:57
14:57

Businessman Abid Alam Arrested rape case 1 1 Top story

Reports indicate that a group of people employed by Abid Alam attacked homes and a farm at Bukompe village razing all plantations and demolishing houses. The head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit Lt Col Edith Nakalema said the eviction was followed by disturbing pictures of rape, and destruction of property among others.
14:50
14:50

Uganda Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference in Kampala today, that even if hydroxychloroquine is still undergoing testing, it has the ability to stop the spread of the disease by stabilising red blood cells so that uptake of oxygen by haemoglobin is promoted.
14:35
14:35

Two More Marine Officers Remanded for Abuse of Office Police officers 2 Top story

A highly placed source familiar with the matter told URN on condition of anonymity that the Marine Officers whose duty is to man security on Lake Victoria took a police boat without permission of the Coxswain (Boat Driver) and sailed up to Tanzanian territory.
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