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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 1 4 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.
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 1 3

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 2 3 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.
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.
11:43
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.
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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