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Baby Born to COVID-19 Positive Mother Tests Negative to Deadly Virus 1 2 Top story

The baby girl born to a mother who tested positive for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19 is negative. The baby's sample was taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI for testing and the results show that she does not have the virus.
17:39
17:39

COVID-19 Complicates Efforts to Fight Desert Locusts

Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja says that they are currently unable to buy nose masks because of the stiff competition for them with countries that want to protect their people from the virus. They were also unable to get some of the pesticides that they use to spray locusts.
17:28
17:28

Pictorial; Mpondwe One-Stop-Border-Post Goes Silent Corona Virus

With a population of over 51,000 people and volume of exports and imports, Mpondwe town is the busiest border crossing between the two countries.
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16:19

Buganda Kingdom Donates UGX 100m to COVID-19 Taskforce david wasajja kintu

Speaking at the handover of the items to the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prince David Wasajja, the young brother to the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said, it’s incumbent upon them to reach out to those most affected by the pandemic.
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16:01

COVID-19 Suspect in Soroti Who Escaped from Isolation Unit Found 1 2

The 40-year-old suspect, a resident of Kengere Ward in Eastern Division, Soroti Municipality had just returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC when he presented with high fever, cough and flu; the signs associated with COVID-19.
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15:21

Police Officers Remanded For Torture of Elegu Residents covid -19 1

Court heard that the officers on 2nd April at Elegu Town Council in Amuru District, intentionally inflicted severe pain or suffering on 38 victims purportedly to punish them for disobeying a curfew. However, they all pleaded not guilty.
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Adjumani Coronavirus Patient Out of Danger-Hospital Adjumani hospital 1 1

The Adjumani Hospital Superintendent, Dr. Michael Ambaku told URN in a phone interview on Tuesday morning that the suspect has recovered from the symptoms of Corona virus, adding that they are now waiting for results from additional samples to decide on whether or not to release him.
15:01
15:01

Workers Slowly Abandoning Urban Life for Villages as Lockdown Bites employees 2 3

Joseph Kato working at private construction company in Ishaka municipality Bushenyi District says he decided to return to his home in Hima, Kasese District because he was not sure of getting food that would sustaining him throughout the lock-down.
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14:55

106 Under Self Quarantine in Kabarole 2

Brian Kisembo, the Covid-19 District Focal person COVID-19 says that three of the suspects travelled back from Dubai and others from different countries.
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14:21

Hoima COVID-19 Task Force Receives Medical Supplies Worth UGX 48M From SBC 4 1

Mihail Gorachinov, the Senior Project Manager SBC Company says they thought it was wise to come up with an initiative that can help the district in fighting the pandemic as soon as possible during this period of national and international crisis.
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Contact Tracing for COVID -19 Suspects; a Surveillance Officers’ Day Ministry of Health 3

Currently, Uganda has 52 positive cases and 15 of them had already interacted with an unknown number of people in the community. In addition to these are the over 2,000 people who are thought to have been exposed to the disease as they travelled from different countries to Uganda around March 21 when Uganda registered the initial positive case.
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Hundreds of Fishermen on the Verge of Starvation 4 1

Roselyne Mananu, a mother and resident of Fofo landing site in Hoima district says the situation is appalling. She calls on the government to intervene to the residents’ situation and provide relief food.
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12:58

Security Beefed Up in Kampala Markets LDU 2

Markets such as St Balikuddembe also known as Owino, Busega, Usafi, Kajjansi and Natete have reportedly been beefed with 12 to 30 LDUs for night security. The LDUs number have been deployed depending on the size of the market, the amount of merchandise left by traders staying home and the number of dealers sleeping in.
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Handwashing Could Become Routine Long After COVID-19 – Specialists coronavirus 1 2

Medical experts say that proper handwashing, with soap and water, not only reduces the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), but can also prevent the spread of other viral illnesses such as cold and flu. Science has also shown that washing hands for 20 seconds is effective in killing germs, much more than using an alcohol based sanitizer.
11:39
11:39

Tear Gas, Live Bullets Rock Mbale Town as Vendors Protest Closure of Central Market 1 4 Top story

A team of police officers led by Mbale District Police Commander, Fred Ahimbisbwe deployed in the morning to prevent vendors from entering the market in line with the directives from the COVID19 District Task force.
11:10
11:10

Entebbe Municipality has No Money to Fuel Emergency Cars 1 3

The five vehicles all Toyota Land Cruiser 78 Series, were delivered on Monday at the office of the Entebbe Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Hajji Njuki Mbabali, to transport members of the general public who need urgent medical attention. Therefore, each patient will have to refuel the emergency car in order to be transported to the respective medical facilities.
08:04
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COVID-19: Youths Construct Hand Washing Taps for Communities 5 1

The group targets to construct TP taps in more than 500 households in Bugokho-Mutoto Sub County. They have so far erected the taps for families in Mutoto centre Lower, Mutoto Center Upper, Bukunalile and Bumulwani villages.
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07:53

Nakaseke District Struggles To Pool Vehicles For COVID-19 Fight government vehicles 2 1

Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka the LC 5 Chairman of Nakaseke district says that the others cars were faulty and there was no money to repair them.
07:27
07:27

COVID19: Ten Arrested From Bars in Kamwenge corona virus 3

Geoffrey Mucunguzi, the Kamwenge and Kitagwenda Resident District Commissioner warned bar operators especially in rural areas against defying the presidential directive.
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