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Universities to Shift Evening Classes Due to Curfew COVID-19 Lockdown 4 1

Reuben Twinomujuni, the Public Relations Officer Kyambogo University, says they are considering moving evening class students to the day program to cope up with the curfew.
18:11
18:11

Gov’t to Produce 11.2 Million Masks in Two Weeks 1 2

State Minister for Primary Healthcare Joyce Moriku said that the available capacity of producing masks on a daily basis assured by Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) is 800,000 masks per day. Uganda’s population is currently at 44 million people. Moriku says that with this assured 800,000 masks produced per day, only 11.2 million face masks will be produced in two weeks and that their distribution will be done in phases as the country is divided in zones.
17:45
17:45

Doctors Predict Spike in Patients after Lockdown Rubaga Hospital 2

At Rubaga hospital, Dr Ronald Kasyaba reported that Antenatal Care attendance has reduced to 34 per cent, deliveries have reduced to 26.4 per cent whereas those that come back for Postnatal Care attendance has followed completely to 11.4 per cent.
17:39
17:39

Delay to Pay South Sudan Traders Anger MPs south sudan crisis 3 1

According to Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman MP, as MPs they are running out of patience with the Government for failing to pay Ugandan traders.
17:27
17:27

Jinja RDC Erick Sakwa Secures Order to Stay Interdiction police commander 1 1

Sakwa was interdicted on May 4, 2020, but declined to vacate office on account the interdiction was fake and had loopholes in its delivery. The interdiction came days after Sakwa was charged with malicious damage, manslaughter and theft.
17:20
17:20

Youth Shot While Attempting to Disarm Police Officer Josephine Angucia 1 1 Top story

According to information obtained by our reporter, when the officers arrived at the playground, Eriku charged towards them and grabbed a baton from one of the officers before trying to disarm another.
17:06
17:06

COVID-19: Two Truck Drivers Intercepted in Nakaseke, Luweero contacts 4 1

One of the drivers, a Ugandan aged 46 years, was intercepted at Katuugo village in Wakyato Sub County, Nakaseke district. He was in the garden with other people loading tomatoes which he was due to transport to South Sudan. The second driver, aged 56 years, was intercepted at a roadblock at Don Petrol in Luweero town council. He was returning from South Sudan where he had delivered an assortment of plastics.
16:59
16:59

Education Ministry Asked to Expedite Guidelines for Reopening Schools 4 1 Top story

The Ministry of Education is expected to come out with guidelines, to guide education institutions about their operations during the time. The guidance will also cover schools in border districts where public transport will remain closed even after June 4.
16:57
16:57

IUIU Students Receive US$20,000 to Scale Up Production of Automatic Dispenser 2 1 Top story

The University Rector, Dr. Ahmed Kaweesa Ssengendo, said ISESCO decided to fund the production of the dispensers considering their importance for distribution to selected public places including all IUIU campuses, hospitals, and public schools.
16:52
16:52

Relief Food Distribution in Mukono Halted over Lack of Fuel 4 1

The Resident District Commissioner Fred Bamwiine notes that the district was supposed to start distributing food to the residents but they lack fuel for the trucks to collect the food from Kampala.
16:39
16:39

Court Pardons 43 Persons Arrested for Violating Lockdown Guidelines COVID 19 Curfew 1

Today, the same magistrate appeared at Buganda Road Court to preside over the matter in a session that was connected to Kitalya government prison via video conferencing. The court heard that within the months of March, April and May this year, the accused persons were found in bars and loitering on various streets in Wakiso district during curfew hours.
16:30
16:30

Hundreds Displaced in Jinja By Rising Lake Victoria Water Levels Rippon 2 2

The most affected landing sites are Wanyange Lake, Rippon falls and Wairaka, where an estimated 650 people have been displaced in the past two months.
16:11
16:11

Kadaga Donates Iftar Hampers to Muslim Groups Parliament 1 2

Speaking during the handover of the food hampers, Kadaga explained that they decided to offer the food hampers this time instead of hosting the Iftar dinner, which happens each holy month of Ramadhan because of the current lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of Coronavirus.
15:48
15:48

Experts Study COVID-19 Immunity among Ugandans 3

Prof. Dennis Byarugaba, who heads the National Flu Surveillance Group and has been studying flu-causing viruses for over 20 years said they are embarking on this evaluation basing on the background that already the population has antibodies to other common coronaviruses that have been circulating.
15:41
15:41

Police Commanders Extort Money from Suspects - Attorneys 1 1

Some of the state attorneys who spoke to Uganda Radio Network –URN but preferred anonymity say police commanders of connive with investigators to extort money from people after arresting them on claims of defying the guidelines. The victims allegedly pay between 50,000 and 100,000 Uganda shillings.
15:31
15:31

LOP, Opposition MPs Locked Up in Hotel museveni 5 1

Ochan and team were locked up Sandton Hotel where they had spent a night ahead of their planned visits to the flood victims Internally Displaced camps in the District today.
15:10
15:10

Gov't Delivers Relief Food to Flood Victims in Nakapiripirt food relief 4

The floods affected 50 villages with an estimated population of 30, 000 people when Rivers Namalu, Amaler and Kocol-kokoi burst their banks causing devastating floods that submerged houses and swept away property.
14:54
14:54

Govt to Ban Public Use of N95, Surgical Masks 2 2 Top story

Speaking today at the Uganda Media Centre, Dr Monica Musenero, the Senior Presidential Advisor on epidemics said that the massive use of these N95 masks might have a run on medical facilities and quarantine centres where they are badly needed.
14:41
14:41

Etop Was Two Months Away from 30th Anniversary Vision Group 3 1

Stella Aanyu, the Head Teacher Ojama Primary School in Kyere Sub County in Serere district, says learners are missing a lot during the lockdown because of the suspension of Etop Newspaper.
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Mentally Ill Patients in Acholi Cry Out for Relief Food 1 5

Patricia Alok an epileptic patient from Kirombe Parish in Layibi Division, Gulu Municipality, says that she and 10 other family members are starving because they heavily rely on her two cousin brothers who are lorry drivers and Boda Boda cyclists.
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