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May 2020 13 results
18:15
18:15

EAC Member States to Jointly Test Truck Drivers for COVID-19 State House 3 1

This is the highest number of infections to be recorded by the country in one day, since the confirmation of the virus in March. Uganda’s caseload now stands at 114 infections, a sizeable number from Kenyan and Tanzanian truck drivers who are entering the country through Malaba, Busia and Mutukula border posts.
17:08
17:08

Archbishop Encourages Ugandans to Seek God Amid Emergent Disasters 5 1 Top story

Dr Kazimba made reference to the attack by Swarms of locusts, the recent floods in Rwenzori region, the rising water levels on Lake Victoria and the ensuing displacements, shootings and the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns and said these are tell-a-tale signs for Ugandans to reflect on the spiritual aspect to all the problems.
16:59
16:59

Medics Caution Mothers Against Spending Nights in Markets with Children 4 1

Dr Deogratias Munube, a paediatrician at Mulago National Referral Hospital and also the president of the Uganda Pediatric Association says that while lactating mothers have no option, markets expose children to respiratory infections caused by the cold. According to Dr Munube, children might develop asthma or even pneumonia.
16:01
16:01

Buganda to Close Mulungu Landing Site to Vendors 3 8 Top story

Dennis Bugaya, the Buganda Land Board Spokesperson told URN that they have done their assessment and concluded that indeed the place poses a health threat to residents. He says they are making arrangements to relocate the vendors in a months’ time.
15:39
15:39

58-Old Woman Kills Grandson 6 3 Top story

Geoffrey Kasheija, the Kisalosalo Kyebando LC I Chairperson told our reporter that Nakiganda informed him that her grandson was unwell and needed medical help.
14:48
14:48

WHO Needs USD 1.3b to Fund Second Phase of COVID-19 Response COVID-19 Pandemic 2 1

The money is needed to ensure that the agency can provide testing kits, masks, medical gowns, gloves, face shields and other essential medical equipment needed in the fight against COVID-19.
14:37
14:37

Instant COVID-19 Testing Due to Start at Malaba Border Post lockdown 2 1 Top story

The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine says that they are setting up laboratories at the border with the hope that the stations start running this weekend. She says that with this in place, truck drivers will get their results within hours instead of waiting for the next day.
13:39
13:39

Scientists Reinforce Search for Animal Link to Human COVID-19 Infections WHO

Since the respiratory disease emerged in central China in late December, health officials have raced to locate where and how the virus was first transmitted from its animal host to humans. It is however believed that a now-closed Wuhan city wholesale market played a role in the outbreak.
12:51
12:51

Police Yet to Recover Woman's Body from Nakawa Drainage Channel 1 1 Top story

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says detectives at Naguru Police Headquarters have retrieved footage from Security cameras around the area where Namukasa drowned as the search for her body continues.
11:48
11:48

Uganda Airlines Long-Haul Flights to Start 2021 1 Top story

In a promotional video, Cornwell Muleya, the company acting CEO, said they hope to receive the wide body aircraft by December, a slight delay from the earlier plan of October 2020 – consequently pushing the start of international flights to next year.
10:49
10:49

Renovation of Old Taxi Park Starts Next Week-KCCA ED 1 1 Top story

The KCCA Acting Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka, says they want to exploit the ongoing lockdown to work on the carpet of the park, its drainage system and surrounding to prevent running water from storming the Park.
09:57
09:57

Uganda Registers 13 New COVID-19 Cases truck drivers 1 Top story

The 13 cases were identified from the 2,421 samples collected from truck drivers on May 8th, 2020. According to the break down, 7 of the new cases are Kenyans, 4 Ugandans and 2 Tanzanian nationals.
09:04
09:04

Country Suffers Nationwide Power Blackout Again Nationwide blackout 1 Top story

Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited, the company response for bulk purchase and transmission of power countrywide, said “We have lost transmission across the nation which has caused a nationwide blackout, please bear with us as we investigate the cause and work on restoration.”
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