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18:04

Baby Born to COVID-19 Positive Mother Tests Negative to Deadly Virus 2 1 Top story

The baby girl born to a mother who tested positive for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19 is negative. The baby's sample was taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI for testing and the results show that she does not have the virus.
18:02
18:02

Gov't Clears People Power to Donate Food Relief COVID-19 Relief 1

URN has now learnt that items including flour, beans, salt and soap will be handed over to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
17:21
17:21

Market for Eggs Tumble as Hotels and Export Markets Close 3 1

A lot of eggs go to Kenya, South Sudan but traders are fearing to move. Many dealers who would come from Kenya to Uganda to take the eggs no longer come. Other consumers locally like makers of confectionery and organizers of parties are not working.
16:57
16:57

Moroto Nurses Seek Training on Handling COVID-19 Suspects CONVID 19 in uganda 3

The Moroto District COVID-19 Taskforce gazetted Nadunget Health Centre III and Nadunget Senior Secondary School as quarantine centres in the district. The two centres are less than 1 km apart along the Soroti -Moroto Highway.
15:18
15:18

Youth Burn Down House of Coronavirus Task force Member COVID-19 1

According to Abola, the youth from Olwal trading center in Pagoro village targeted him for reporting them for defying presidential directive on social distancing.
15:07
15:07

Adjumani Coronavirus Patient Out of Danger-Hospital Adjumani hospital 1 1

The Adjumani Hospital Superintendent, Dr. Michael Ambaku told URN in a phone interview on Tuesday morning that the suspect has recovered from the symptoms of Corona virus, adding that they are now waiting for results from additional samples to decide on whether or not to release him.
15:01
15:01

Workers Slowly Abandoning Urban Life for Villages as Lockdown Bites employees 3 2

Joseph Kato working at private construction company in Ishaka municipality Bushenyi District says he decided to return to his home in Hima, Kasese District because he was not sure of getting food that would sustaining him throughout the lock-down.
14:55
14:55

106 Under Self Quarantine in Kabarole 2

Brian Kisembo, the Covid-19 District Focal person COVID-19 says that three of the suspects travelled back from Dubai and others from different countries.
13:16
13:16

Mbarara Central Market Closed COVID-19 Outbreak 7 1

Muhammed Nyombi, the Mbarara Central Market Chairperson says the toilets are outside which puts lives of those that will sleep in the market at risk of contracting more diseases.
12:55
12:55

Animal Campaigners Call for Global Ban of Wildlife Markets 1 Top story

Research indicates that 60 per cent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, meaning that they originate from animals, with 70 per cent of this thought to originate from wild animals. In the instance of COVID-19, the disease is believed to have its origins in snakes, bats and pangolins, while the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which emerged from a market in China’s Guangdong province, was linked to civet cats.
12:43
12:43

Regional Referral Hospitals Lack Isolation, ICU Beds COVID-19 Treatment 4 1 Top story

A number of hospital administrators who spoke to our reporters on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal from their bosses, said they haven’t received any equipment. The few available beds are in terrible state and unfit for human use. In the Eastern Uganda, only two ICU beds are functional at Jinja Regional Referral hospital.
12:12
12:12

19 Remanded in Arua for Disobeying Lawful Orders

Court heard that the suspects on Saturday at 4:30 pm congregated and locked themselves inside Kampala Gardens Bar and Lodge along Enyau road in Arua Municipality.
12:05
12:05

Handwashing Could Become Routine Long After COVID-19 – Specialists coronavirus 2 1

Medical experts say that proper handwashing, with soap and water, not only reduces the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), but can also prevent the spread of other viral illnesses such as cold and flu. Science has also shown that washing hands for 20 seconds is effective in killing germs, much more than using an alcohol based sanitizer.
11:39
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Tear Gas, Live Bullets Rock Mbale Town as Vendors Protest Closure of Central Market 4 1 Top story

A team of police officers led by Mbale District Police Commander, Fred Ahimbisbwe deployed in the morning to prevent vendors from entering the market in line with the directives from the COVID19 District Task force.
11:10
11:10

Entebbe Municipality has No Money to Fuel Emergency Cars 1 3

The five vehicles all Toyota Land Cruiser 78 Series, were delivered on Monday at the office of the Entebbe Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Hajji Njuki Mbabali, to transport members of the general public who need urgent medical attention. Therefore, each patient will have to refuel the emergency car in order to be transported to the respective medical facilities.
10:58
10:58

Crime Preventer Arrested for Trafficking People into Uganda 4 1

Paul Kalikwan, the Busia Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that they managed to arrest the suspect through combined effort from concerned residents. He noted that the suspect will be charged with defying presidential directives and human trafficking.
08:04
08:04

COVID-19: Youths Construct Hand Washing Taps for Communities 5 1

The group targets to construct TP taps in more than 500 households in Bugokho-Mutoto Sub County. They have so far erected the taps for families in Mutoto centre Lower, Mutoto Center Upper, Bukunalile and Bumulwani villages.
07:27
07:27

COVID19: Ten Arrested From Bars in Kamwenge corona virus 3

Geoffrey Mucunguzi, the Kamwenge and Kitagwenda Resident District Commissioner warned bar operators especially in rural areas against defying the presidential directive.
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