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19:19
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City 'Pastor' Augustine Yiga Arrested for Misleading Public on COVID-19 police spokesperson 1

Yiga, commonly known as ‘abizaayo’ reportedly used his Television Station to tell the public that there was no Coronavirus in Africa . He coined his argument on the fact that no single death had been declared in a number of countries, yet in the west, nations that were battling the disease had lost lives in hundreds.
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18:29

Ntungamo Health Teams Monitoring 35 Teachers from Rwanda COVID 19 Outbreak 3 1

Over 500 teachers from Ntungamo and several other districts in Kigezi region have been teaching in Rwanda. However, they were forced to return home when schools closed, in the wake of an ourbreak of the Coronavirus Disease- COVID-19.
16:58
16:58

Uganda Prisons Creates Isolation Centres for New Suspects on Remand community 1 2

Uganda Prison's Service Spokesperson Frank Baine says that the newly constructed Kitalya Min Max Prison in Wakiso will be holding all suspects remanded from Kampala Metropolitan Area at this time. The facility which was built to hold inmates on longer sentences has been empty at the moment and is now seen as a perfect place of isolation.
16:16
16:16

Outdoor Community Radios Resurface After Ban on Public Gatherings UCC 2 1

Ibrahim Kitenda, the Ngandu local council-LCI chairperson in Nama sub county Mukono district says covid-19 preventive measures came abruptly leaving them without any option other than buying megaphones to sensitize residents about their roles in the fight against the virus.
15:35
15:35

Residents Irked by Queues of Trucks Clogged at Busia Border 1 3

Hundreds of fuel tankers, cargo and sugarcane trucks have been parked along the streets across the town, after they were blocked from entering Kenya in the wake of border closure at a time when the world is battling to tame coronavirus disease.
14:48
14:48

COVID-19; Watoto Children's Choir Under Quarantine coronavirus 1 Top story

The choir raises awareness about the work of Watoto Church globally and also offers leadership training for children. The team returned to Uganda on March 20, 2020 and have since then been and institutional quarantine at Entebbe.
13:50
13:50

Two Killed in Attempt to Rob Forex Bureau in Gulu security vigilance 1

It is alleged that at about 1a.m., the suspected thugs climbed atop the Forex Bureau roof to break into the building but jumped off upon realizing that they had been spotted and started running. In the process, they were shot by a guard at the facility.
12:36
12:36

Security Teams Accused of Brutalizing Locals in Enforcing Public Transport Ban 4 1

A section of the kitgum coronavirus taskforce committee members have blamed security forces of using highhanded measures in enforcing the ban. Kitgum Municipality Mayor Livings Walter Tooroma says implementation of the directiveS have been misinterpreted by security personnel who are instead harassing locals.
11:54
11:54

Quarantined Passengers Sneak out of Hotel to Shop, Drink COVID-19 5 1

The 94 were confined at Katuna border on March 22, while traveling in two Jaguar buses from Rwanda to Uganda. They were later isolated at Kirigime guest house where they are to be monitored by coronavirus surveillance teams in the area for at least 14 days.
11:35
11:35

Ministry Advises Districts, Municipalities to Halt Council Sittings 1

The advise was given by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government Ben Kumumanya, at a time that the country is encouraging its citizens to stay home, and break the coronavirus chain. Up to 23 people have so far tested positive to the disease which has claimed thousands of lives, across the world, in recent months.
11:25
11:25

Fishermen Protest Suspension of Fishing Activities on Lake Albert Lake Albert waters 3 1

The security committee unanimously resolved that fishing on Lake Albert be suspended for 32 days, in line with a partial lockdown that was announced by Presidet Yoweri Museveni last week. The commitee observed that some Ugandan fishermen cross to the Democratic Republic of Congo and mix freely with communities on the other side, before crossing back to Uganda, which posses a risk of contracting the virus.
11:24
11:24

Luweero District Drafts Ugx 57M Budget for COVID-19 Fight 4 1

Ronald Ndawula the LC 5 Chairman of Luweero district says that the budget was tabled before District Executive Committee and Chief Administrative Officer asked to make reallocation within the budget to realise the money to ensure the activities are done to prevent the disease.
10:59
10:59

African Development Bank Unveils USD 3 Billion "Fight COVID-19" Social Bond

Coronavirus cases were slow to arrive in Africa, but the virus is spreading quickly and has infected nearly 3,000 people across 45 countries, placing strain on already fragile health systems. The cases in Uganda increased last night to 23 people, just a week after the first case was recorded.
10:41
10:41

Economic Think-tank Wants Social Protection Reinforced amid COVID-19 Lockdown 1 3

Patrick Katabaazi, the Executive Director of an independent Think-tank; the Centre for Budget and Tax Policy, proposes that the government enhances the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) program, to support more vulnerable persons with direct cash transfers during this time.
10:15
10:15

Pastor, Eight Others Arrested for Defying Ban on Public Gatherings 4

The group was found worshiping on Friday evening in total disregard of a presidential directive which banned all kinds of public gatherings, as one of the measures to control the spread of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus that has paralyzed the world.
10:13
10:13

Police seize 57 Automobiles, Arrest 18 in Acholi Region motorcycles 3 1

The suspects were apprehended following ongoing operation in the eight districts of Acholi to implement the 14 days’ Presidential directives banning movement of buses, taxis and boda-bodas to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) contagion.
09:48
09:48

Mbale District Receives 22 Motorcycles for COVID -19 Surveillance 2 4

Mbale District Health Officer Dr Jonathan Wangisi says the motorcycles have been given to all health center III’s in the district which help in charges and the surveillance teams to monitor and immediately report any case of the Coronavirus (COVID -19).
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09:44

Entebbe Hospital Scales Down Operations to Focus on COVID-19 Cases 3

The Hospital Director Moses Muwanga says that they have taken a decision to cut back operations for maternal and neonatal services, dental, pediatric and outpatients to deal with the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
09:14
09:14

COVID 19: Uganda's Cases Rise to 23 Ministry of Health

The five cases were part of a group of 227 samples that were carried out yesterday at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.Over 80 percent of the country's confirmed cases had traveled to Dubai in the last three weeks.
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