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21:17
21:17

8 Under Self Quarantine in Kyenjojo COVID-19

The Kyenjojo Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Isaac Kawonawo, says the samples from the suspects were sent to Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe for testing.
20:44
20:44

COVID-19: Plenary Adjourned to Tuesday Parliament 1 1

Earlier on, Kadaga told the legislators that they would process the budget for the 2020/2021 financial year budget electronically to reduce on committee sittings because of the corona pandemic.
20:31
20:31

Parliament to Handle Budget Electronically Plenary 1 1 Top story

According to Kadaga, everything will be done electronically in as far as the Budget committee, Agencies, Ministries and Departments are concerned. She says that where necessary, a maximum of four people will sit with the committee to respond to the issues raised.
20:20
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Decision to Delay Olympic Games Informed by WHO Advice - IOC 1 Top story

This is the second time that a the global crisis has affected Games due to be held in Japan: Tokyo would have been the venue of the cancelled 1940 Summer event.
20:03
20:03

COVID19: EPRC Sends All Staff Home government 1 Top story

“Due to the increasing threat of the CORONA virus in Uganda, effective Wednesday March 25th 2020 to April 9th 2020, the Economic Policy Research Centre Staff members will continue working online from their homes,” said EPRC management.
19:54
19:54

Three Killed in Land Feud in Kyenjojo mob

Katusabe was reportedly killed on Tuesday by his brother only identified as Tusiime, a Boda boda rider at Kyenjojo General Hospital stage with the aid of his two sons because of a feud over family land.
19:41
19:41

Border Closure: Salt Prices Double COVID 19 1 2

Ritah Nakazzi, a wholesale trader in Kikuubo blames the increase in the price of salt on the closure of the Uganda-Kenya border.
18:32
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Clerics Adjusting To Preaching In Empty Churches, Mosques 4 1 Top story

Haji Nsereko Mutumba, the Spokesperson Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, said the low activity at the national mosque is vivid evidence that the Muslim community is complying with the president’s directive suspending all public gatherings.
17:47
17:47

COVID19: Kulambiro Residents Lock up Suspect 2 1 Top story

Godfrey Mwesigwa is said to be among Ugandan nationals who returned to the country from United Arab Emirates aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight on March 22, 2020.
17:25
17:25

Gov’t Will Cancel Licenses of Traders Who Hike Food Prices- Museveni covid-19 1

Traders have reacted by more than doubling the prices. Products like salt have seen their prices more than triple with traders saying they have run out of supply. Products like rice, beans, G. nuts and flour have had prices edged up a bit. The other reason could be that the supply for the food is now limited as people cut down on their movements.
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Two COVID-19 Suspects Quarantined in Mbale 2 1 Top story

Dr. Jonathan Wangusi, the Mbale District Health Officer, said many suspected Corona virus cases are entering Uganda from Kenya and Dubai.
16:59
16:59

Kadaga Blocks Three MPs from Accessing Parliament After Dubai Travel Plenary 1 2 Top story

Kadaga has also asked MPs to name their colleagues who travelled to high risk corona virus countries for appropriate action.
16:07
16:07

Cabinet Approves UGX 38b Loan From International Development Association

The project development objective is to support measures that facilitate increased private investment in the Tourism sector and strengthen the effectiveness of the Land Administration System.
15:43
15:43

Covid-19: Health Ministry to Recruit 210 Emergency Staff Uganda 3 Top story

The proposed staff recruitment comes a few hours after Health Minister; Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed eight new Coronavirus cases sending panic among the population. According to Dr. Aceng, all the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
15:19
15:19

Shillings Depreciates to 3,900 as Panic Over Covid-19 Takes Toll stephen kaboyo 1

On Tuesday March 24, the Bank of Uganda quoted the shilling at Shs 3,893/3,903 buying and selling respectively against the dollar. This is far weaker than a week ago when the local currency traded at Shs 3,741/50 against the dollar.
14:40
14:40

72 Congolese Nationals Allowed to Return Home DRC 1

The group spent the weekend at Mpondwe border in Kasese district following the presidential directive.
14:19
14:19

14-Year- Old Arrested For Arson Uganda Police Force 1

The minor who is a former pupil of the school is alleged to have set fire the boys’ dormitory last Wednesday, leading to the destruction of properties.
13:07
13:07

MPs Divided over Calls for Total Lockdown coronavirus 6

Under the circumstances, a cross-section of leaders have called for a total lockdown to save Uganda from the devastating effects of the virus which is spreading around the world. So far, President Yoweri Museveni banned gatherings in schools, churches and political functions, among others, besides closing all Ugandan borders.
12:34
12:34

Three Suspected Covid-19 Cases Isolated in Maracha 1 4

The case includes; two people who recently returned from Kenya, and have recently returned to Kijomoro Sub County in Maracha district, in the West Nile part of Uganda. The third suspected case is a resident of Oluffe Sub County.
12:16
12:16

Kyambogo University Students Still Stuck in Hostels president Museveni 3 1 Top story

“In line with directives issued out by president, Yoweri Museveni and in the exercise of powers entrusted to me under section 31 of the University and other tertiary institutions Act 2001 as amended, I hereby direct the closure of the University on Friday March 20th, 2020 to Monday 20th April 2020,”Katunguka said.
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