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17:05
17:05

Buhehe Health Center III Turns Away Patients Over Lack of National IDs 2 4

Dr. Florence Mugala, the Buhehe Health Center III in Charge, explains that they turned away patients without National identity cards because the Health Management System-HMS requires health workers to capture the National Identification Number-NIN of patients visiting the health facility
16:28
16:28

ERA Cuts Electricity Prices for Domestic Consumers electricity tariff 1

While the cut for ordinary domestic consumers is negligible, commercial consumers will see theirs drop by at least Uganda shillings 3.8 to Ushs 645.6 in the period between April and June 2020, a significant relief for business people.
16:27
16:27

Moroto COVID19 Task force Reverses Decision to Close Settlement Camp artisan miners 1

Andrew Napajja, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson noted that disbandment of the settlement was done with rush and negligence. He argues that the lockdown announced by the president didn’t mean closing settlements but ensuring that the community complies with the COVID19 preventive measures.
15:51
15:51

Health Ministry Van Impounded with 25 People on Board 1 1 Top story

Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Center on Thursday afternoon, the Internal Affairs State Minister, Mario Obiga Kania, said all vehicles that defy the presidential directives should be impounded and drivers be punished.
15:34
15:34

MOH Collects Blood Samples, GPS Location of COVID-19 Suspects 2

Dr Julius Amumpe, an Epidemiologist and Head Quality Assurance Department in the Health Ministry, says that they have asked local field teams to collect blood samples from all suspected cases regardless of their viral status including the one that were discharged from quarantine centers.
15:28
15:28

Rotary Donates PPE, Test Kits worth UGX 1 billion to Fight COVID Ministry of Health 1 1

According to Rotary District 9211 Governor Francis Xavier Sentamu, Rotarians responded to the most pressing need, following an outcry by the Ministry of Health. He says that the donated PPE will go to the Ministry of Health, in both Uganda and Tanzania.
15:13
15:13

UVRI Considers Using Cobas System to Test More COVID-19 Samples 3 2 Top story

This is one of the systems approved by the World Health Organization-WHO or the American Food and Drug Administration under emergency authorisation. The system hasn’t undergone the normal authorisation process because of the growing demand for test kits for COVID-19 samples across the world with over 1 million people infected.
14:50
14:50

Uganda Using Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19 Patients Ministry of Health 2 1 Top story

Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng told a press conference in Kampala today, that even if hydroxychloroquine is still undergoing testing, it has the ability to stop the spread of the disease by stabilising red blood cells so that uptake of oxygen by haemoglobin is promoted.
14:31
14:31

Soroti Hospital Steps up Covid-19 Screening Services social distancing 1 1

Dr. Michael Mwanga, the Hospital Director says that all patients presenting with high temperatures are subjected to further screening to rule out possible existence of the deadly virus. He explained that the hospital has now been equipped with medical supplies including 200 respirators for health workers to manage any condition.
14:30
14:30

OPM Officials Arrested for Inflating COVID-19 Relief Food Cost 1 Top story

Lt. Col Edith Nakalema, the head of the Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit, notes that her unit carried out a special investigation on the on-going COVID-19 food procurement exercise and established that the accounting officers in the Office of the Prime Minister were inflating prices for maize flour and beans procured as relief food for vulnerable families.
14:21
14:21

Registering stranded Ugandans in UAE put on Hold 1 3

Ismail Sebugwawo, the chairman of Ugandans in Abu Dhabi told Uganda Radio Network that though they have stopped registering people they have told airlines to remain ready such that if the government responds or hands them the landing permit, they will just be taking off. Everyone willing to travel was to part with 2200dirhams (about shs2million).
13:36
13:36

COVID-19 Could See Nearly 200 Million Jobs Lost- ILO 2 1 Top story

According to the International Labour Organisation, the latest dire assessment reflects the full or partial lockdown measures affecting almost 2.7 billion workers – four in five of the world’s workforce. The new assessment comes almost three weeks after the Organization predicted that 25 million jobs were threatened by the new coronavirus. Overall, for the second quarter of 2020 - from April to June, ILO believes that working hours are likely to decline by 6.7 per cent.
13:05
13:05

Gulu Municipal Enforcement Officer Arrested for Defying Presidential Directives security personnel 1 1

It is alleged that George Kilama Awudu on Wednesday night at around 08:00 pm was among other people who were reported drinking at a local joint in Goyang Quarters, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality.
12:38
12:38

COVID19: Bamasaba Cultural Circumcision Hangs in Balance 3 1 Top story

Francis Nagimesi, the Prime Minister Inzu Ya Masaba says should the current situation continue they will have no choice but to cancel the celebrations since they can’t go against the corona virus preventive guidelines.
12:14
12:14

Omoro Seeks UGX 1.9 Billion to Repair Broken Boreholes 1 1

Franco Ojok, a resident of Rom Village in Koro Sub County said that they draw water for drinking and domestic uses from Ali, Abac, Otim Lagina unprotected springs due to absence of a borehole in the area.
11:44
11:44

Parliament's Continued Sessions Worry Health Ministry Ministry of health 1

Although there have been several calls for Parliament to lockdown, following confirmation of COVID-19 Cases in Uganda, and President Museveni’s ban on all Public gatherings, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has maintained that Parliament will meet as infrequently as possible and also ensure to conduct most of the business online
10:06
10:06

Masaka LC V Chairperson, COVID19 Taskforce Clash Over Uncoordinated Communication 2 1 Top story

Mbabali was accused of crafting own messages about COVID-19 status in the district without which he sends out without authorization of taskforce hence creating unnecessary panic in the community.
07:59
07:59

Lanenober Health Centre III Resumes Operations 1 1

Douglas Peter Okello, the Omoro LCV Chairperson says that the health facility resumed operations on Wednesday following the discharge of the health workers after a week of monitoring at Opit Senior Secondary School isolation Centre.
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