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21:16
21:16

Gulu Hospital Runs Out of Hydroxychloroquine 1 1

Loum Bishop, the In-Charge of COVID-19 Case Management at the hospital said they are now short of the drug supplies after an increase in the number of patients admitted at the facility.
20:56
20:56

Masaka Frontline Health Workers Rewarded for Managing COVID-19 Patients 1 3

The rewards come a day after the team discharged the fourth COVID-19 patient; a female Police Officer who contracted the virus from her duty station in at Uganda-Tanzania border of Mutukula in Kyotera district.
17:34
17:34

Two UPDF Soldiers Arrested for Mounting Illegal Roadblocks in Kitgum 1

The soldiers were arrested on Saturday night in Pandwong Division where they had reportedly mounted a separate roadblock to extort money from unsuspecting road users during curfew time. The Police, however, declined to divulge details of their particulars for fear of jeopardising investigations.
17:28
17:28

It is too Early to Rule Out COVID-19 Community Transmission MOH 1

So far, there are only four cases that have been detected during the survey bringing the number of cases from the communities to 12. The first case from the survey was a police detective in Masindi believed to have come into contact with an infected person during his work.
17:08
17:08

34-Year-Old Arrested for Killing his Father 1

The deceased's body was found in a house that had been knocked down by unknown people. Inside the house, was a sharp blood-stained knife and an axe a few metres away.
16:54
16:54

Police Investigates Kapchorwa Businessman Shooting 2

Moses chelangat, the LCI chairperson of Chenwach Village says that he heard gunshots at around 10 pm which he ignored because he thought the night time curfew patrol team was at work. He added that he was equally surprised when residents woke him up in the morning with reports that one of them had been shot dead.
16:38
16:38

Human Activity Threatens Nakindiba Natural Forest Reserve 9 2

Locals reportedly took advantage of the laxity in supervision by the National Forestry Authority to encroach on the 147-hectare reserve in Kakiri Town Council cutting down indigenous trees for charcoal and timber, and taking over a large portion of the reserve for cultivation.
16:09
16:09

Lake Albert Boat Accident Kills Eight People 1

The boat was sailing from Kyenyanja landing site in Kabwoya sub-county to Kyakapere landing site in Kyangwali sub-county. Onboard were some of the people forcefully evicted by Uganda peoples Defence forces-UPDF soldiers from Kyenyanja landing site which is said to be one of the illegal landing sites in the area.
15:49
15:49

Uganda Records Good Results Treating COVID with Hydroxychloroquine, Chloroquine COVID-19 Treatment 1

Uganda has used the two drugs in combination with azithromycin to manage its COVID-19 patients at Entebbe General Hospital. So far, 53 patients have been treated at Entebbe and they have fully recovered. In addition to hydroxychloroquine, the patients have been given Vitamin C.
15:29
15:29

Fire Outbreak Ruins Shops, Houses at Kava Island 3

Bussi Sub County Chief Richard Mabira says that 120 people from 37 households have been affected. He adds that although no deaths were recorded, three people sustained serious injuries from the fire which also razed ten shops and two restaurants.
15:10
15:10

More Workers to Lose Jobs as Key Sectors Feel COVID-19 Pinch UNCDF 1 Top story

According to the survey, five industries; that is, accommodation and catering, mining and quarrying, manufacturing, culture, sport and entertainment, and wholesale and retail trade will lay off the highest number of people. The manufacturing sector will lay off at least 18,164 jobs, while accommodation and catering industry, which lumps up tourism, will let go of 11,876 workers.
14:57
14:57

Two Children Suffocate to Death in Mukono 4 1

Four other family members identified as Passy Mulenwa 10, Cathy Nalumansi 12, Latifa Ndibasa, 6 and their mother Halima Nakato, 27 were rushed to Mukono General Hospital in critical condition. According to eyewitnesses, the family had left two lit charcoal stoves in the same room before going to bed last night.
14:36
14:36

Task Force Disregards MP’s Ideas on Use of COVID-19 Funds Coronavirus Disease 4 1

Aswa County MP Ronald Reagan Okumu who was the first to hand over the money indicated that the Task Force should use it for purchasing adjustable beds for Awach Health Centre IV, a facility located in his constituency. Meanwhile, Lyandro Komakech, the Gulu Municipality MP wanted his money used to procure relief food to benefit former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) captive mothers and cyclists of Gulu City Bodaboda Association.
13:17
13:17

Over 7,000 High Risk Travelers Not Tested for COVID-19 MOH 1 1

The call to test the travellers came at a time when all the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases were from returnees who had travelled abroad and returned to the country at the peak of the pandemic in Asia, Europe and America's.
11:23
11:23

Lockdowns May Worsen Already Declining Learning Outcomes – Experts World Bank Uganda 2 1

Dr Nakabugo says that even before the COVID-19 crisis, there were signs of an apparent decline in the achievement of learning outcomes among schools. The learners lacked foundation skills and the learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy remained low with little or no signs of improvement.
10:34
10:34

Truck Drivers Starve as Communities Deny them Access to Shops DRC 3 2

The drivers have been stuck for days along the Kasese-Bwera road after flood-driven debris piled at Mpondwe bridge that connects Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo following heavy rains on Thursday. The disaster cut off access for heavy truck drivers to the two countries, through Mpondwe.
10:02
10:02

Makindye Building Owner Faces Criminal Recklessness Charges

Kalanzi was arrested mid this week together with the building Engineer Christopher Baandi and held by Kabalagala Police Station. They had allegedly been on the run after the collapse of the building, two weeks ago until they were unearthed from Lungujja, in the outskirts of Kampala by a team of law enforcement officers from the Police and Kampala Capital City Authority.
09:40
09:40

Gulu Archdiocese Moves to Boost Cassava Production in Kitgum 2 1

At least 7,763 bags of Narocas-1 cassava cuttings will be delivered to the selected farmers in the district by the end of this month. The task is jointly undertaken with Acholibur Parish project in partnership with National Agricultural Advisory services [NAADS] and Operation Wealth Creation.
09:25
09:25

Lifting Lockdown Restrictions Should Not Excite You – Health Minister Ministry of Health 3 2 Top story

Public health experts across the world have long warned that opening up shops and releasing citizens from their homes could be more difficult and dangerous than shutting them in. In what seems to be a position in agreement, Dr Aceng warns that opening up will instead allow the virus to stealthily surge, and possibly set off another wave of infections.
08:43
08:43

Coffee Exports Down By 100,000 Bags in April ucda 1

According to figures by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Uganda exported 359,973 bags of coffee in April down from 477,561 bags in March, one of the biggest drops in a single month. Each bag weighs 60kilograms. The UCDA says “exports were to some extent affected by logistical issues due to the country’s lockdown.”
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