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21:50
21:50

Two UPDF Soldiers held for Aiding Congolese Enter Uganda

Captain Peter Mugisha, Kisoro Resident District Commissioner says that the soldiers whom he declined to reveal their identities for security reasons were arrested on Monday after a tip off from their fellows that they were helping DR Congo nationals to cross to Uganda.
18:25
18:25

COVID-19: Mbale Central Market Temporarily Closed 4 1

Through the market community radio, the RDC Sulaiman Ogajjo Barasa announced that the District COVID-19 taskforce had resolved that the market be closed temporarily until they put all the presidential guidelines in place. He said that the vendors had failed to adhere to the guidelines and advised them to stay home until further notice.
18:16
18:16

Kalerwe Markets Vendors Take Over Gayaza Road Reserve 5 3

Last week, the Minister for Kampala Affairs Betty Amongi closed the markets after management failed to meet requirements set by the government to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
17:24
17:24

Health Workers Storm Ministry Over Stickers lockdown 4 1 Top story

Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Spokesperson of the Health Ministry says unfortunately they cannot provide every health worker with a sticker. He says he will talk to the undersecretary and see how they can handle the issue of stickers.
17:16
17:16

Ankole Diocese Donates Maize Flour to Mbarara COVID-19 Task Force 1 3

Rt. Rev. Sheldon Mwesigwa, the Diocesan Bishop says the donation was supposed to be given to inmates as it is the norm during the Easter festival, but due to the outbreak of the pandemic, they decided to donate to the vulnerable.
17:06
17:06

Two Female Ugandan Artists Battling Coronavirus in London Joseph Kony 1 1

Lawala told URN in a WhatsApp interview on Monday that she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but was stable. She also disclosed that her son, Oscar Acellam is battling the same disease he contracted last week.
16:19
16:19

BOU Cuts Interest Rates, Economy to Grow at 3% economic growth 1

BOU says it has granted exceptional permission to banks to restructure loans of corporate and individual customers including a moratorium on loan repayment for borrowers that have been affected by the pandemic, on a case by case basis for up to 12 months, effective April 1, 2020. BOU adds this is still at the discretion of the banks.
16:06
16:06

Gov’t Pledges to Account for COVID-19 Funds IGAD 3 1

The Intergovernmental Authority for Developement (IGAD) on monday donated a token of solidarity worth 2.6 billion shillings to all the seven of its members states to fight COVID-19. Each country including Uganda got 376 million shillings.
15:32
15:32

Street Children Stranded at Nakivubo Blue Primary School 3 2 Top story

Sserunjogi told URN that the children would stay at Nakivubo Blue Primary School until the pandemic is contained. He explained that they are worried that the children would be exposed to the virus because of their street life.
15:09
15:09

Over 40 Cult Members Arrested for Defying Suspension of Congregational Prayers 1 Top story

Harriet Aulo, the wife to Omolo, said they conduct routine prayers in the homes of their members, adding that it was their turn to do so this weekend. “Jesus never went to school and he has never fallen sick. That is why we don't take our children to school or hospital for immunisation. We also don’t take part in earthly programs because our lord does everything for us”, she said.
13:36
13:36

Mining Company Rio Tinto Withdrawing From Uganda 1

Sipa Resources said in a statement dated March 30, 2020 that “holding costs for the company’s Uganda project have also been significantly reduced whilst a new partner is sought following Rio Tinto’s withdrawal from the Farm-in and Joint Venture Agreement on 30 April 2020.”
12:36
12:36

Cargo Truck Drivers From DR Congo to be Quarantined corona virus 4 1

The Kasese Resident District Commissioner Lt. Joe Walusimbi says that every driver will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days as a measure of combating the spread of covid-19 in the district.
12:09
12:09

COVID-19: Butchers, Abattoir Operators in Mbale Feel Pinch of Lock Down 4

Muhammad Ntunda, the Assistant Manager of Mbale Regional Abattoir, says that the lock down has drastically reduced sells of meat in the abattoir.
11:53
11:53

Congolese Businessmen Sneaking into Uganda through West Nile 2 4

The Ugandan government had earlier on announced that its borders would be closed, in order to forestall the spread of the virus, which has killed more 65, 000 People across the world. So far, the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uganda stands at 52 people, the majority of which, were all imported by travellers from Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
11:43
11:43

Lack of Protective Equipment Hindering Management of COVID-19 in Bushenyi, Rubirizi MOH 4

A nurse who Spoke on condition of anonymity, at Bushenyi Ishaka Health center IV, says they have been struggling to attend to suspects of corona and they have resorted to buying them out of their pockets at between 2000 and 5000 shillings.
11:04
11:04

Sixteen Security Personnel Arrested For Brutalizing Elegu Residents 2 1

Margaret Auma, the Elegu Women Cross Border Traders and SACCO Chairperson told URN that the security team on 2nd April 2020, from Lorokwo West Village, Elegu Town Council used sticks to beat up 32 women accused of being commercial sex workers and operating in different lodges even after the ban on public gathering and closure of all lodges by President Museveni.
10:58
10:58

3800Kgs of Relief Food Dumped in Gulu Jumia Mosque 2

Upon his release, Mahmoud was ordered to handover the food items to the Gulu District Coronavirus Taskforce for distribution, which he rejected, saying the distribution process would be abused.
07:50
07:50

Hotels in Kasese Feel Pinch of Lockdown lock down 1 1

Nicholas Twejukye the manager Ataco country resort in Kasese Town told URN reporter that after the presidential directive most clients cancelled their earlier hotel booking.
07:34
07:34

COVID19 Curfew: 14-Year-Old Girl Shot in Kapchorwa 1 1 Top story

Michael Chebet Musau, the East Division LC III Chairperson, condemned the act of shooting live bullets at civilians. He however also faulted residents for being chaotic and disrespecting security forces, which could have prompted them to open live bullets.
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