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Mar 2020 37 results
21:35
21:35

Wakiso Overwhelmed with Distress Calls of Suspected COVID19 Cases district 1 Top story

Joseph Kamukama, the Wakiso Division Police Commander, notes that much of the distress calls are coming in through security system given the fact that the numbers shared by the Health Ministry were widely shared and are inaccessible easily.
21:17
21:17

8 Under Self Quarantine in Kyenjojo COVID-19

The Kyenjojo Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Isaac Kawonawo, says the samples from the suspects were sent to Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe for testing.
20:44
20:44

COVID-19: Plenary Adjourned to Tuesday Parliament 1 1

Earlier on, Kadaga told the legislators that they would process the budget for the 2020/2021 financial year budget electronically to reduce on committee sittings because of the corona pandemic.
20:31
20:31

Parliament to Handle Budget Electronically Plenary 1 1 Top story

According to Kadaga, everything will be done electronically in as far as the Budget committee, Agencies, Ministries and Departments are concerned. She says that where necessary, a maximum of four people will sit with the committee to respond to the issues raised.
20:20
20:20

Decision to Delay Olympic Games Informed by WHO Advice - IOC 1 Top story

This is the second time that a the global crisis has affected Games due to be held in Japan: Tokyo would have been the venue of the cancelled 1940 Summer event.
20:03
20:03

COVID19: EPRC Sends All Staff Home government 1 Top story

“Due to the increasing threat of the CORONA virus in Uganda, effective Wednesday March 25th 2020 to April 9th 2020, the Economic Policy Research Centre Staff members will continue working online from their homes,” said EPRC management.
19:41
19:41

Border Closure: Salt Prices Double COVID 19 1 2

Ritah Nakazzi, a wholesale trader in Kikuubo blames the increase in the price of salt on the closure of the Uganda-Kenya border.
19:01
19:01

Kaberamaido Health Workers Opt to Attend to Patients Under Trees COVID -19 Pandemic 2 2 Top story

The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Kaberamaido, Jackson Luke Jackson Abwangamoi, was surprised to hear that the hospital administration wasn't adhering to the new directives of providing hand washing facilities at the hospital.
18:56
18:56

Schools Embrace Virtual Engagements in the Face of COVID-19 country 5

President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of schools as one of the measures to control the spread of coronavirus, which, according to experts, moves faster in large gatherings. At the time of the closure, the learners were just half way into the term which started on February 4, 2020 and was due to end on May 1, 2020.
18:32
18:32

Clerics Adjusting To Preaching In Empty Churches, Mosques 4 1 Top story

Haji Nsereko Mutumba, the Spokesperson Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, said the low activity at the national mosque is vivid evidence that the Muslim community is complying with the president’s directive suspending all public gatherings.
18:09
18:09

COVID-19: NSSF Declines to Make Partial Payments to Members Richard Byarugaba 1

NSSF is a social security scheme created to provide a safety net for members in case of old age, permanent incapacitation or for dependents in the event of death of a member. The current pandemic does not meet any of the above criteria,” the statement says
17:55
17:55

Water Crisis Cripples Coronavirus Fight in Kitgum Municipality dubai 1

Many residents in Kitgum municipality, however, say inadequate water supply by National Water and Sewerage Corporation [NWSC] for the past one week has greatly affected hygiene practices.
17:32
17:32

NRM Orders Closure of Party Offices over COVID-19

“The Secretary General has asked the Director Finance & Administration Dr. Hassan Wasswa Galiwango to effect the directive without any delays. The offices include the Party Headquarters along Kyadondo Road in Kampala City, the Electoral Commission Annex and all District stations. The staff are advised to stay home until further notice,”
17:24
17:24

Two COVID-19 Suspects Quarantined in Mbale 2 1 Top story

Dr. Jonathan Wangusi, the Mbale District Health Officer, said many suspected Corona virus cases are entering Uganda from Kenya and Dubai.
16:59
16:59

Kadaga Blocks Three MPs from Accessing Parliament After Dubai Travel Plenary 2 1 Top story

Kadaga has also asked MPs to name their colleagues who travelled to high risk corona virus countries for appropriate action.
16:23
16:23

Luweero Suspends Mass Hepatitis B Vaccinations over Coronavirus 3 1

Godfrey Kuruhiira the Luweero District Chief Administrative Officer says the move is intended to ensure safety of residents and health workers who may contract the virus in the exercise.
16:03
16:03

Masaka Nursing School Declared Quarantine Area As COVID-19 Suspect Tests Positive 4 1 Top story

The Masaka Resident District Commissioner, Herman Ssentongo, who heads the District Emergency Taskforce, confirms that a resolution was taken during an emergency meeting with stakeholders on the state of affairs of the area.
15:43
15:43

Covid-19: Health Ministry to Recruit 210 Emergency Staff Uganda 3 Top story

The proposed staff recruitment comes a few hours after Health Minister; Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed eight new Coronavirus cases sending panic among the population. According to Dr. Aceng, all the eight cases are Ugandan nationals who travelled back from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
15:41
15:41

Experts Want TB Treatment Duration Reduced Ministry of Health 3

Wobudeya who is also a Paediatric TB specialist says but even with a reduction in treatment duration, clinical investigations are showing the same problem to be persisting with many patients still not adhering to treatment.
14:40
14:40

72 Congolese Nationals Allowed to Return Home DRC 1

The group spent the weekend at Mpondwe border in Kasese district following the presidential directive.
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