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May 2020 23 results
18:15
18:15

EAC Member States to Jointly Test Truck Drivers for COVID-19 State House 1 3

This is the highest number of infections to be recorded by the country in one day, since the confirmation of the virus in March. Uganda’s caseload now stands at 114 infections, a sizeable number from Kenyan and Tanzanian truck drivers who are entering the country through Malaba, Busia and Mutukula border posts.
16:34
16:34

Bududa District Partially Lifts Livestock Quarantine Local Government 2 Top story

Now, Bududa District Veterinary Officer, John Vincent Okoth, says they have allowed the movement of animals and their products with immediate effect.
16:26
16:26

New District Status Excites Terego Residents 2 3

The new Terego district which will take effect on July 1, 2020 will have its headquarters at Leju trading centre along Arua-Terego-Yumbe highway. The approval of the new district evoked excitement among residents and leaders, a number of whom believe that the elevation was long overdue.
16:01
16:01

Buganda to Close Mulungu Landing Site to Vendors 8 3 Top story

Dennis Bugaya, the Buganda Land Board Spokesperson told URN that they have done their assessment and concluded that indeed the place poses a health threat to residents. He says they are making arrangements to relocate the vendors in a months’ time.
15:39
15:39

58-Old Woman Kills Grandson 6 3 Top story

Geoffrey Kasheija, the Kisalosalo Kyebando LC I Chairperson told our reporter that Nakiganda informed him that her grandson was unwell and needed medical help.
15:10
15:10

UPDF Rebuilds Key Infrastructures Ruined by Floods in Rwenzori Region Ecweru 2 2

The State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru who was in Kasese to assess the damage said the ministry had requested m the 222 Mountain Infantry Brigade of the UPDF to come in and aid in re-establishing key infrastructures that were destroyed. In the short run, the force will be desilting and re-organize Kilembe Mines Hospital.
14:51
14:51

Unknown Gunmen Kill Medical Officer In Napak 1

Otim a medical officer was an employee of JHPIEGO an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University dedicated to improving the health of women and families. He met his death in an ambush just at the border between Napak, Koitdo and Abim districts.
14:37
14:37

Instant COVID-19 Testing Due to Start at Malaba Border Post lockdown 1 2 Top story

The Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwine says that they are setting up laboratories at the border with the hope that the stations start running this weekend. She says that with this in place, truck drivers will get their results within hours instead of waiting for the next day.
14:25
14:25

Police Officer Discharged from Dokolo Quarantine COVID_ 19 2

The officer, who is attached to Dokolo Central Police Station, was isolated after suspicious residents saw her disembarking from a Cargo truck in Dokolo Town council.
13:39
13:39

Scientists Reinforce Search for Animal Link to Human COVID-19 Infections WHO

Since the respiratory disease emerged in central China in late December, health officials have raced to locate where and how the virus was first transmitted from its animal host to humans. It is however believed that a now-closed Wuhan city wholesale market played a role in the outbreak.
13:16
13:16

Maracha Officials Irked by Delayed Approval of Covid19 Money maracha district 3 2

In a joint meeting held this week, the Task Force members wondered why the Chief Administrative Officer has delayed the approval of the funds for utilisation.
12:51
12:51

Police Yet to Recover Woman's Body from Nakawa Drainage Channel 1 1 Top story

Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says detectives at Naguru Police Headquarters have retrieved footage from Security cameras around the area where Namukasa drowned as the search for her body continues.
12:12
12:12

Pictorial: Distribution of Relief Items to Bussi Island Storm Victims

On Wednesday, government delivered relief items that were transport by boat from Nakiwogo to the affected people accompanied by the area woman MP, Rosemary Sseninde and other local leaders. The items included 2,000 kilograms of maize flour, 1,000 kilograms of beans, 1,000 iron sheets {1,000) and 390 mosquito nets.
11:48
11:48

Uganda Airlines Long-Haul Flights to Start 2021 1 Top story

In a promotional video, Cornwell Muleya, the company acting CEO, said they hope to receive the wide body aircraft by December, a slight delay from the earlier plan of October 2020 – consequently pushing the start of international flights to next year.
11:45
11:45

Kween Police Recovers Two Stolen Guns, Arrests 5 Suspects

Fredmark Chesang, the Sipi Region Police Spokesperson, says the guns were recovered during an operation, which led to the arrest of five suspects.
11:04
11:04

Covid19 Relief: Nwoya to Dispose of 244 Liters of Expired Milk coronavirus disease 1

According to information by our reporter, Nwoya district received 100 boxes of 500milliliters of milk on April 15, 2020 from OPM for distribution to Corona virus suspects and patients. However, the milk was remaining with a few days for expiry on May 5th, 2020.
10:49
10:49

Renovation of Old Taxi Park Starts Next Week-KCCA ED 1 1 Top story

The KCCA Acting Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka, says they want to exploit the ongoing lockdown to work on the carpet of the park, its drainage system and surrounding to prevent running water from storming the Park.
10:38
10:38

Pictorial: Re-opened Businesses Defy Covid19 Preventive Guidelines Kisekka Market 10 Top story

On Monday, President, Yoweri Museveni allowed wholesale shops, wood works, garages and insurance companies among others to resume operations.
10:28
10:28

Kasese Municipal health Center III Struggling to Handle Evacuated Patients kilembe 2 4

Esther Nakiryowa, another patient from Kilembe Hospital, says she had to buy some of her drugs from a private facility since they were not available at the health center III. She says she has no extra money to acquire medicines privately.
09:57
09:57

Uganda Registers 13 New COVID-19 Cases Ministry of health 1 Top story

The 13 cases were identified from the 2,421 samples collected from truck drivers on May 8th, 2020. According to the break down, 7 of the new cases are Kenyans, 4 Ugandans and 2 Tanzanian nationals.
May 2020 23 results