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18:08
18:08

Court Awards Presidential Age Limit Protestors UGX 300m for Illegal Arrest and Torture 1 2

In the judgement read out by the Mukono High Court Registrar Harriet Ssali, Justice Margret Mutonyi awarded each of the applicants after their rights to a peaceful demonstration were abused, unlawfully arrested and detained.
18:04
18:04

Residents Protest Security Laxity at Quarantine Centre in Nwoya District Task Force 5 1

Grace Acayo, a concerned resident explained that suspected patients have often been sighted sending children to buy for them cigarettes and drinking water from the adjacent shops in Anaka Town Council, a practice which puts the children at the risk of picking infections and passing them onto others.
18:01
18:01

Gov't to Clear More Ugandans to Return Home Ugandans abroad 1

Government will on Monday conclude on the process to allow Ugandans stranded abroad return home as it moves to ease the lockdown.
17:37
17:37

First Port Health Laboratory Launched at Mutukula Border MINISTRY OF HEALTH 3 1

36 tests were conducted when unveiling the machines which will also be installed at other border points including at Malaba and Elegu. Of the 36 tests, two tested positive.
17:33
17:33

Lockdown Exacerbates Albinos Challenges in Luweero 1 4

Elizabeth Mirembe Kwagala, the Chairperson of Persons Living with Albinism in Luweero district says that many of them have not been able to access the lotions due to the ban on public transport, yet they cannot be easily accessed in local markets.
17:13
17:13

Two COVID-19 Positive Truck Drivers Isolated in Mbale Hospital 2

Dr Emmanuel Tugaineyo, the Mbale Regional Hospital Administrator said that they picked the truck drivers following alerts from the Ministry of Health officials and the Tororo district health officer.
16:04
16:04

Stranded Patients Reveals Their Ordeal as Cancer Institute Returns Them Home Cancer patients 1 4

Dr. Jackson Orem, the UCI Executive Director told URN that the task force and Works and Transport Ministry availed them two buses plying the Northern and Eastern routes to take up to a hundred patients.
15:23
15:23

School Sets Conditions for Task Force to Use Playground as Parking for Trucks COVID_ 19 4 1 Top story

Patrick Lukas, the School Management Committee Chairperson, says they have had a bad history of hosting people who mismanage the school and leave in sorry state. Among which are fencing off the ground, providing a separate toilet facility for the truck drivers, two separate water points to be connected by National Water and Sewerage Cooperation at the school and extending electric power to the compound.
14:51
14:51

Mpigi Task Force Seeks Permission to Use MP's Money to Buy PPE, Relief Food 1 3

The Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District Covid19 Task Force Task Force, Rose Mary Byabasaija and acting District Health Officer, Margret Nannozi say whereas the Health Ministry has made repeated promises to send PPEs, they haven’t received any.
14:48
14:48

Plans of Accommodating Health Workers in Kisoro Hits a Snag 1 4

Abel Bizimana, District LCV Chairperson says that they had started preparations to accommodate health workers in one bounded place after realizing that they are putting their family members.
13:20
13:20

57 Percent of Uganda's COVID-19 Patients Had No Symptoms at Testing Ministry of Health

Data from the Ministry of Health shows, that 57.4 per cent of the treated patients did not present any of the symptoms mentioned. It further shows that of those that presented symptoms, 43 percent had cough while 37 percent presented with fever and chest pain.
13:14
13:14

Truckers Waste Disposal Habits Worry Acholi Leaders 2 1 Top story

Michael Lakony, the Amuru District Chairperson says community members along Gulu-Nimule and Karuma-Pakwach highway still stand a risk of infection as some of them pick up the used materials dropped by the truckers.
13:11
13:11

COVID-19 Positive Truck Driver Intercepted with Female Company in Luweero elegu border point 1

Doctor Innocent Nkonwa the Luweero District Health Officer says that he immediately alerted Doctor Atek Kagirita, the COVID-19 incident commander in the Health Ministry who immediately sent in ambulance that picked the positive truck driver and transferred him to isolation facility at Mulago Hospital for treatment.
11:06
11:06

Bundibugyo Flood Victims Cry Out for Relief Items 2 5

The floods that followed a heavy downpour increased water volumes in river Lamia causing its banks to burst leaving hundreds homeless and properties destroyed.
10:35
10:35

Covid-19: One Person Discharged from Masaka Hospital 3 1

Doctor Nathan Onyaki, the Hospital Medical Director says the patient was received on April 22rd and was the first one to be admitted in the hospital’s treatment center.
08:05
08:05

Residents Block Mukono District Chairperson Demanding Food 4 2 Top story

Some of the women threatened to strip naked accusing the district chairperson of considering a small group yet they are equally affected by the ongoing lockdown induced by the outbreak of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
07:55
07:55

Stampede as Positive Truck Driver is Rounded Up in Gulu Amuru District. 1

Business and traffic were paralyzed as security personnel hunted for suspected contacts of the driver. However, five people were traced and immediately whisked away to the Gulu School of Clinical Officers quarantine facility.
07:50
07:50

Shortage of Health Workers Hindering Screening of Truck Drivers in Elegu Elegu Town Council, 3 1

Amuru District Health Officer, Dr Patrick Odong Olwedo revealed that currently, only 13 health workers are deployed at the border screening point. They include four clinical officers who do the screening, four laboratory technicians and support staff.
00:14
00:14

21 People Test Positive, Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 160 1 Top story

The new cases include: Ugandans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and South Sudanese who arrived via Mutukula, Busia and Elegu borders
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