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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

Mukono District Given 500 Mattresses to Setup COVID -19 Isolation Facility Covid-19 1 2

Currently, the district is preparing Limkokwing university study centre, the former Namataba vocational Institute to serve as an isolation facility. The area Resident District Commissioner Fred Bamwine says due to its proximity to the capital, Kampala, Mukono district needs to be equally prepared for any eventualities.
17:24
17:24

Health Workers Storm Ministry Over Stickers lockdown 4 1 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.
17:06
17:06

Two Female Ugandan Artists Battling Coronavirus in London Joseph Kony 1 1

Lawala told URN in a WhatsApp interview on Monday that she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but was stable. She also disclosed that her son, Oscar Acellam is battling the same disease he contracted last week.
16:58
16:58

Boda Boda Cyclists Join Kitgum Covid-19 Taskforce Boda Boda riders 6

William Komakech, the Kitgum resident commissioner says Boda Boda riders within the district have now been added as the sixth subcommittee in the task force to aid in implementation of the president’s directives.
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.
16:13
16:13

HIV Patients Protest Directive Requiring Them to Seek Clearance from Village Chairpersons. security operatives 2

Robinah Tibakanya, the Coordinator Hoima District Forum for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, says some LC 1 Chairpersons are not discrete, which exposes members to stigma.
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.
14:59
14:59

How COVID -19 Pandemic is Affecting Uganda’s Electoral Roadmap Jotham Taremwa 1

According to the constitution, article 61(2) as amended 2017, “The Electoral Commission shall hold presidential, general parliamentary and local government council elections within the first thirty days of the last one hundred and twenty two days before the expiration of the term of President, Parliament or local government council as the case may be.”
14:51
14:51

Lack of Protective Equipment Worry Security Personnel in Gulu (COVID-19) in Gulu 3 1

Another UPDF personnel attached to the UPDF 4th Division lamented they have been arresting and sometimes beating suspects defying lawful orders without any protective equipment exposing them and their families to risk.
13:46
13:46

Gulu Residents Brutalized by Gangs Under Cover of COVID-19 Curfew casual laborers 3 1

Residents of Gulu say that a number of them have fallen victim to antics of gangs that waylay them around Cemetery Road, Tank Road, School Road and Commercial Road in Pece Division as well as Alolokolum Road around the industrial area in Layibi Division. They are mainly looking out for people who are caught outside their homes at the time of the curfew.
13:36
13:36

Mining Company Rio Tinto Withdrawing From Uganda 1

Sipa Resources said in a statement dated March 30, 2020 that “holding costs for the company’s Uganda project have also been significantly reduced whilst a new partner is sought following Rio Tinto’s withdrawal from the Farm-in and Joint Venture Agreement on 30 April 2020.”
13:00
13:00

Celebrating First Palm Sunday in Lockdown Was Gloom-Bishop Serverus Jjumba 2 5

After his consecration and inauguration in July last year, Monsignor Serverus Jjumba says he was eager to fully celebrate his first Palm Sunday feast as a Bishop Masaka Catholic Diocese.
12:36
12:36

Cargo Truck Drivers From DR Congo to be Quarantined corona virus 1 4

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.
11:58
11:58

Life in Quarantine a Nightmare: COVID-19 Suspects Ugandan 1 2 Top story

Namutebi narrates that no explanation was given to them before they were taken to quarantine in Central Inn. For Namutebi and 44 other travelers life at Central Inn was characterised with challenges, terror and hopelessness. The lack of food and personal protective gear gave many sleepless nights.
11:53
11:53

Congolese Businessmen Sneaking into Uganda through West Nile 4 2

The Ugandan government had earlier on announced that its borders would be closed, in order to forestall the spread of the virus, which has killed more 65, 000 People across the world. So far, the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uganda stands at 52 people, the majority of which, were all imported by travellers from Dubai, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
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.
10:58
10:58

3800Kgs of Relief Food Dumped in Gulu Jumia Mosque 2

Upon his release, Mahmoud was ordered to handover the food items to the Gulu District Coronavirus Taskforce for distribution, which he rejected, saying the distribution process would be abused.
07:55
07:55

COVID-19 Lock Down Affects Routine Immunisation-UNEPI 1 Top story

Dr. Immaculate Amparie, the deputy manager UNEPI, says the ministry of health has put in place conditions that will allow immunisation to take place. “But the way Ugandan parents are, most are going to remain home because they don’t want to walk to health centers," she said.
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