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10:25
10:25

LOP Decries Brutality in Enfocement of Anti COVID-19 Measures President Museveni 4

The ban that started on Thursday, March 26, has seen a number of people arrested, and others clobbered for defying presidential directives that were issued as part of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19, a lethal virus that has attacked the human race, from all corners of the World.
16:58
16:58

Uganda Prisons Creates Isolation Centres for New Suspects on Remand service 2 1

Uganda Prison's Service Spokesperson Frank Baine says that the newly constructed Kitalya Min Max Prison in Wakiso will be holding all suspects remanded from Kampala Metropolitan Area at this time. The facility which was built to hold inmates on longer sentences has been empty at the moment and is now seen as a perfect place of isolation.
12:36
12:36

Security Teams Accused of Brutalizing Locals in Enforcing Public Transport Ban 1 4

A section of the kitgum coronavirus taskforce committee members have blamed security forces of using highhanded measures in enforcing the ban. Kitgum Municipality Mayor Livings Walter Tooroma says implementation of the directiveS have been misinterpreted by security personnel who are instead harassing locals.
16:24
16:24

COVID - 19: Uganda’s Medical Interns Unable to Travel to Hospitals 1 2

At Mubende Hospital, a total of 35 medical interns (including Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists have been affected by lack of transport means. The interns body says they stay far from the hospital and have been unable to report to their duty stations due to the ban of public transport.
16:12
16:12

Discharged Patients Stuck at Masaka Hospital 1 1

Maria Nalunkuuma, a resident of Kyamulibwa Sub County in Kalungu district says she was referred to Masaka Hospital to undergo a Hernia operation but has failed to get affordable transport means to take them home. Nalunkuuma, who was discharged on Wednesday needs at least 200,000 Shillings to hire a private vehicle back home.
12:16
12:16

Amnesty International Welcomes Court Decision on Public Order Law

The court yesterday declared Section 8 of Uganda’s Public Order Management Act illegal and unconstitutional. The section gave the Inspector General of Police powers to prevent or stop public gatherings and equally gave the police powers to disperse public gatherings.
16:00
16:00

Two dead, Four Injured in Rukiga Accident 1

The deceased have been identified as Gilbert Basheija, 38, and Amon Atuheire, 26. They are both residents of Kyobugombe in Kaharo sub-county, Kabale district. Their four colleagues whose identities are not yet known were rushed to Kisizi hospital of Rukungiri district in critical condition.