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23:37
23:37

COVID-19; Acholi Paramount Chief Stuck in London 2 1

Acana who heads the Ker Kwaro Acholi Chiefdom, flew to London for personal business in March. He was also scheduled to attend an Acholi convention that was due to take a few weeks ago, but got caught up when countries including the UK started to lockdowns, and flights in and outside the country banned.
23:04
23:04

Health Ministry Tracing 2000 People Suspected to be Exposed to COVID-19 COVID-19 in Uganda 1

The travelers are suspected of having come from Dubai and other high risk countries before the health ministry put travel restrictions on travelers from countries like US, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain
22:36
22:36

Uganda’s Coronavirus Cases Rise to 48

Of the three, two were from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates while one was from the United States. Before the results were released, Dr Aceng indicated that 13 of the initial 45 cases, had got in contact with 660 people prior to their quarantine. The contacts were being traced.
22:07
22:07

Museveni Cautions LDU’s against Enforcing Curfew in Homes COVID-19 Response

“Some of the LDUs are misbehaving, they were entering houses. What are you doing entering people’s houses? If anybody enters your house, don’t even allow them just ring Nakalema and see what we shall do to them,” Museveni said.
19:51
19:51

Is the COVID-19 Lockdown Equivalent to A State of Emergency? William Byaruhanga 4

These measures include those that significantly limit people’s basic rights like freedom of movement, association, faith among others. According to lawyers such as Asuman Basalirwa, the measures are symptomatic to a State of Emergency that is provided for under the 1995 Constitution, and can’t be supported by the Public Health Act.
19:15
19:15

Herbalist Arrested for Claiming to Cure COVID-19 COVID-19 Response 1 1

Speaking to Journalists at the Uganda Media Centre today, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they couldn’t allow the suspect, identified as Okungu Lazarus, to confuse the people because COVID-19 has no cure at least, as of now.
17:25
17:25

Kitgum Hospital Runs Out of Protective Gear For Health Workers 1

Dr Geoffrey Okello, Kitgum General Hospital acting Medical Superintendent says all protective equipment especially masks delivered by government in the fourth quarter has run out of stock.
17:23
17:23

Medical Workers Protest Harassment by Curfew Enforcement Teams 3 1 Top story

In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Friday, the Association’s Secretary-General Dr Mukuzi Muhereza said that since the lockdown was announced on Monday and a curfew launched, four of their doctors have been beaten up by security operatives on their way to or from the health facilities.
17:13
17:13

LDU Deserter Arrested 1 1

UPDF First Division Spokesperson, Maj Bilal Katamba, confirmed that Mayanja was arrested by intelligence team deployed to track his movements. LDUs are superintended by UPDF First Division which is commanded by Maj Gen Samuel Kawagga.
17:12
17:12

KCCA sets Up 29 Stations for Health Emergency Vehicles

State Minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya said transport would be available at the Central Police station and the Fire Brigade station for people in the Kampala Central Business District, at Jinja Road Police for residents of Naguru and Nakawa, and at Wandegeya Police Station for residents in the areas of Wandegeya and Mulago.
16:57
16:57

Casual Labourers in Arua Struggle to Survive As Lock Down Bites brokers, taxi touts 3 2

Adam Swaleh, the chairperson Arua Brokers and drivers Association told URN that because of the difficulties to get money for survival and increasing hunger, many brokers hailing from Yumbe and Koboko districts have been forced to walk back to their villages.
16:44
16:44

Kasese Taxi Drivers Demand Savings After Lock Down sacco 1

The drivers under their umbrella body, Kasese Taxi Operators Saving and Credit Scheme have been saving an average of 15,000 Shillings per day to cater for emergencies. These include accidents, sickness, loss of relatives, and payment for traffic charges, among others.
16:43
16:43

Police Impostors Arrested in Kamuli district 1 1 Top story

According to Police, the suspected tried to pretend like truck drivers when they saw officers approaching but the officers pinned them for fleecing surrounding communities of their valuables during curfew period.
16:36
16:36

Gulu Residents Embrace Door to Door Courier Services Amid Lockdown boda-boda riders 3 1

Delivering goods and services to residences in Gulu and around the outskirts in Gulu Municipality now ranges between the range from at least 2,000 up to 20,000 depending on distance with a radius of four kilometers and nature of the consignment.
16:32
16:32

Coffin Traders Hit Hard in COVID-19 Shut down 4 3

Ssebana Nsubuga, the Chairperson Mulago Hospital Youths Development Organisation, says the cost of producing coffins has escalated since president, Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of hardware shops, which they source, material for their work.
16:15
16:15

Two Lives Lost as Parents struggle to Secure Transport to Hospital COVID- 19 3

In the first case, the expectant mother reportedly waited for so long, before getting an ambulance for the referral. When it eventually arrived, the mother was too weak and lost the baby in the process. In the second incident, the parents struggled to get any possible means of transport to move from the village to the Hospital, but lost him along the way, while moving on a motorcycle.
16:05
16:05

Omoro District Struggles to Feed Isolated COVID -19 Suspects 1

Omoro district LCV Chairperson Douglas Okello Peter says through the food drive, they have received items from politicians including Rt Hon Deputy Speak Jacob Oulanyah who gave 100 kilograms of posho, a box of soap, Opit investment millers giving 10 liters of cooking oil and 10 bars of soap among others.
16:03
16:03

12 Lodges Closed at Elegu Border Post 1

Linda Agnes Auma, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner told URN on Friday that the lodges were closed on Thursday evening when security stormed the area and discovered that very many people had still booked in and they were still operating.
15:32
15:32

Six Kampala Traders Arrested for Opening Shops 1 1

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said the six were arrested after security officers were tipped off by intelligence. Onyango said investigations indicate that the six alongside others that escaped were transported in a Lorry and started operating.
15:23
15:23

Gov’t Maintains Food Relief will only Cater for Kampala, Wakiso lockdown 4 1

Government will distribute food Ugandans in areas only Wakiso and Kampala districts for now despite objection from Parliament on the methodology of distribution and question of beneficiaries.
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