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22:48
22:48

Dexamethasone Becomes First Drug to Show Efficacy in COVID-19 Treatment Oxford University 1 Top story

Conducted by researchers at Oxford University and part of a large Randomized Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapies (RECOVERY) trial that is assessing the efficacy of a wide range of drugs, the researchers assessed the use of the steroid in 2100 people.
19:04
19:04

Section of Public Shuns Opposition Campaign people power 2 4

On Monday, former FDC president Dr Kizza Besigye and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu announced a new alliance against President Yoweri Museveni.
18:52
18:52

People Power Coordinator Arrested for Noise Pollution metropolitan area 2 1

Bigirwa teamed up with other people power sympathizers to sound saucepans, plates and jerry cans as a means of expressing dissatisfaction over the government’s failure to distribute food to all starving Ugandans, after maintaining lockdown restrictions for more than three months.
18:27
18:27

Lockdown Restrictions Escalate Malnutrition Cases in Manafwa District 4 2

Dr Emma Gahima, the in-charge of Bugobero Health Center IV and Manafwa District Nutrition focal person says that the health facility has received an average of 5 cases of malnourished children aged between zero and five and people living with HIV/AIDS, in the weeks after the lockdown restrictions were eased.
18:23
18:23

MOH Launches Mosquito Net Distribution 2 2

The first batch will be distributed in 25 districts that were hit most by floods around Lake Kyoga and districts with high prevalence rate of malaria.
18:02
18:02

Kampala Traders Opt for Car Boot Sales as Arcades Remain Shut KACITA 1 4

As private vehicles returned to the streets and offices were partially opened, after two months of inactivity, amidst a lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus Disease, President Yoweri Museveni said opening arcades would be self-defeating where there is no guarantee for physical distancing.
17:53
17:53

Private Schools Ask Government to Pay their Teachers lockdown 3 1

The National Private Educational Institutions Association has called on Government to pay salaries for teachers who have greatly been affected by the Closure of schools for at least a year.
17:07
17:07

Police Officer Remanded for Defrauding UPDF General UGX 17m Joan Acaa Ketty 1

Emmanuel Omoko Ricky obtained 17 million shillings from Major General Innocent Oula and promised to buy him a motor vehicle.
16:46
16:46

Entebbe Hospital Workers Gain Poise in Treating COVID-19 Patients 5 1

The facility had initially earmarked a team of 20 core staff who had previously worked in management of infectious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and Ebola, for its COVID-19 response and management. However, six of them were away on study leave, while eight said they were either vulnerable or unwilling to work.
16:06
16:06

Court Adjourns Fr. Lazarous Ejoyi’s Assault Case to Next Month 3

The clerk said Lubowa was concerned that many people would turn up and congest the court premises increasing chances of spreading the disease.
15:58
15:58

Electoral Commission Needs Extra UGX54billion 1

Speaking today at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala, Sam Rwakojo, the Secretary to the Commission said that the extra money is to cater for the new measures issued by the Ministry of Health to stop the spread of the virus.
15:36
15:36

EC Bans Rallies as It Pushes Ahead with 2021 Elections 3 1 Top story

Instead of rallies and other person to person campaigns, candidates are going to use the media to reach their voters, according to guidelines announced by Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the Electoral Commission chairperson. He was speaking during a press conference held at the EC headquarters in Kampala.
15:03
15:03

Luweero Probation Office Records 50 Domestic Violence Cases during Lockdown 4 1

Most of the cases were registered in the areas of Luweero, Wobulenzi and Bombo town councils, while a few others were registered from Kikyusa and Kamira sub counties among others. According to Luweero District Probation Officer Joyce Namigadde, most of the cases are a result of neglect, provocation and poverty.
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13:14

Kwania District Seeks Help for Vulnerable Groups 5

One such family is a 12-year-old girl named Lucky, who is now tasked with the responsibility of not only looking after herself but after her 8-year-old brother, Bazil. Lucky was told that both her mother who was born out of wedlock and her grandmother died of HIV and AIDS-related illnesses.
11:34
11:34

Decision Not to Reopen Schools May do More Harm than Good - Prof Rwebiita 1

Your Excellency, I have fairly followed the arguments for those against opening of schools. Their main argument is that the school environment is well suited to spread disease since students are often packed in small classrooms and for boarding schools in dormitories. Physical distancing guidelines are therefore impossible to implement and won’t work for the youngest children. In turn these children will spread it to the rest of the community.
11:06
11:06

Police Impounds 350 Vehicles During Curfew in Luweero night curfew 1 4

The roadblocks were mounted at Dawson Petrol Station, Kasana Luweero Diocese, Kasana roadside market and Kiwoko-Luweero road in Luweero town council.
08:04
08:04

Scabies Hits Five Sub Counties in Hoima District infection 1

The disease which manifests by severe and relentless itch has hit hard five sub-counties of Kyabigambire, Buseruka, Kitoba, Buraru and Kigorobya affecting both adults and children raising concerns among the residents and health officials.
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07:52

Four Covid-19 Suspects Arrested For Escaping from Arua Quarantine Centre 1 2

The four, who were quarantined together with 20 others, two weeks ago, took advantage of a heavy downpour and the subsequent power blackout between 7 and 10 pm on Saturday to escape.
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07:47

Banks Loan Approvals Fall By 68% MInistry of Finance 1

Only 491 billion shillings was approved in April when the country was in total lockdown over coronavirus, down from 1.5 trillion Shillings approved in March when the country was just starting lockdown. This is a fall of more than 1 trillion Shillings on the money banks lent in April compared to March 2020.
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