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17:42
17:42

More MPs Return COVID-19 Cash court order 3 1

More Members of Parliament have said they will not take the 20 million shillings given to them for the COVID-19 intervention.
17:18
17:18

Tear Gas Rocks Kabale As Police Decongests Town 5 2

Brian Ampeire, Kabale District Police Commander says that they were forced to fire tear gas and live bullets in the air after locals declined to listen to their merciful order of returning to their homes.
16:48
16:48

Six Masons Hospitalised in Katakwi Over Alleged Poisoning land conflicts 1 3

Simon Peter Oibi, the foreman who was also taken ill told URN that they were called by Akol to roof his house, whose roof was destroyed by wind. According to Oibi, all the people that ate the food are hospitalised after presenting with diarrhea, vomiting and stomach ache.
16:05
16:05

Angélique Kidjo Remixes Miriam Makeba’s ‘Pata Pata’ in COVID-19 Campaign 1 1 Top story

‘Pata Pata’ literally means ‘touch touch’ in Xhosa. The modified version sung by Kidjo includes lines such as: It's a time to "Sit it out!" This is ‘no-pata-pata... Stay at home and wait it out … We need to keep our hands clean ….So ‘no-pata pata’...Don’t touch your face, keep distance, please.
15:23
15:23

Kalangala Community Rejects Recovered COVID-19 Patient

Banya, a civil engineer who owns a palm oil farm in Kalangala was admitted at Entebbe Hospital after testing Positive to COVID-19 last month. He had just returned from a business trip Canada through Washington DC and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, shortly before the closure of airports.
14:56
14:56

Heavy Rains Wash Away Major Bridge in Moroto UNRA 1 4

Trucks from Kenya to Moroto and vice versa transporting goods cannot use the road, which has hampered cross border trade between Moroto and Lodwar in Kenya.
14:45
14:45

All Watoto Team Members Discharged After Recovering from COVID-19 watoto church 1 Top story

Watoto Church Associate Team Leader Julius Rwotlonyo says that all 14, who included 11 children and three adults, have now tested negative and have been discharged from Hospital. Eight of the team members were discharged last week, while the rest six were discharged yesterday.
13:38
13:38

Covid19: Wakiso Set to Conduct Confirmatory Tests For Over 1500 People 2 1

Wakiso District Health Officer, Dr. Mathias Lugoloobi, says the purpose of the test is to rule out the possibility that none of the affected individuals in infected with the virus. He says they will conduct both the nasal swab and blood tests.
13:16
13:16

Aduku Sub County Gets UGX 50m for Completion of Administration Block 2 1

In 2018, the Sub County was evicted in Akot parish after Kwania District which curved from Apac temporarily occupied the Sub County premises.
12:47
12:47

West Ankole Diocese Donates Relief Food maize flour 5 3

Bishop Johnson Twinomujuni, handed over the relief food to the leaders of the five districts including the Resident District Commissioners, Chairpersons Local Council V and Chief Administrative officers.
12:18
12:18

COVID-19 Recovered Patient Decries Hostility, Stigma 1 3

Banya, 49, says the search for persons who came to Uganda in March was a trigger for media instigated hostility against him and many of the people in this cohort. He says that prior to his admission at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, local leaders and residents from his community singled him out creating an impression that he was hiding from health authorities.
12:05
12:05

Fall in Carbon Emissions is Short-Term Good News – Meteorology Chief 1 2 Top story

Quarantining and lockdowns have forced industries to shut down, and this, has crashed emission of Nitrogen dioxide, a major air pollutant, closely linked to factory output and vehicles on the roads. A forecast produced by climate experts of the Global Carbon Project also predicts that carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War II.
11:49
11:49

16 Quarantine Centres in Entebbe Closed 2 2

Majority of the quarantine centres in were hotels and guesthouses. They included Entebbe Central Inn, Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Imperial Golf View Hotel and Protea Hotel by Marriott.
11:34
11:34

Tullow Oil Sells Its Oil Interest to Total E&P Oil and gas 1 Top story

Tax on capital gains will be remitted by Total Uganda on behalf of Tullow Uganda – this will be equivalent to USD14.6 million (Shs 55.6bn). The deal collapsed last September because the companies could not agree with government on taxes and recoverable costs.
10:51
10:51

Kasese Residents Storm LCI Chairperson's Office Demanding for Relief Food task force 1 1

The group of over 20 residents included people living with disability, the elderly and other vulnerable persons like the boda boda riders among others.
10:44
10:44

Busia Fish Dealers Move to Decongest Market 4 1

At least more than 360 people including brokers, transporters and fish mongers among others have been asked to remain home as part of the efforts to decongest the fish market.
10:41
10:41

Food Prices Escalate in Moroto District 1 4

Also affected is the price of sugar which is now sold at as high as 4,000 Shillings, up from 3,300 Shillings at the beginning of April, and maize brand which has increased by 400 Shillings from the initial cost of 2000 Shillings. Other essentials like cooking oil have recorded an increase by 500 Shillings.
08:54
08:54

Arua District to Host Virtual National Veterinary Day Celebrations 2

Imvepi Refugee Settlement in Arua district, which had been selected to host the celebrations this year, has since announced that the event will be held virtually, with minimal practical activities in the settlement and communities in the district. The day this year will be celebrated under the theme “Environmental protection and innovation for better animal and human health,”
08:21
08:21

Money Sent by Diaspora Ugandans to Suffer Severe Drop – World Bank Ugandans abroad 1

According to the World Bank estimates, money sent to Sub-Saharan Africa – where Uganda falls – will decline by 23.1 percent to USD 37 billion in 2020, down from USD 48 billion received in 2019. Uganda received about USD 1.2 billion (4.5 trillion Shillings) in 2019, according to Bank of Uganda estimates.
07:59
07:59

Economic Impact of Coronavirus Threatens Hard-Won Gains Across Great Lakes Region 2 Top story

The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the region Huang Xia told the Security Council during open videoconference proceedings last night that the novel coronavirus has so far claimed 131 lives in the Great Lakes region among more than 4,766 confirmed cases – but is spreading at a moderate rate compared to other parts of the world.
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