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16:39
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18 Discharged From Quarantine Center in Sembabule 3 1 Top story

Nickson Kabuye, the Sembabule Resident District Commissioner and Chairperson of the COVID19 Taskforce, those discharged were cleared by the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI.
14:56
14:56

Water Shortage Hindering Implementation of COVID-19 Measures Hand Washing 3 1

Sebastian Kayizzi the LC 1 Chairman of Genda village in Luweero district say the two boreholes at the village broke down last year leaving 90 homesteads with no access to water.
14:42
14:42

Gov’t to Borrow UGX 1.7 Trillion to Mitigate Effects of COVID -19 coronavirus 1

The Finance Minister has tabled a proposal to borrow 1.7 trillion shillings, (449.8) million dollars to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic which has slowed down the economy.
13:22
13:22

Americans to be Evacuated from Uganda Tomorrow Ministry of Health

“There is no guarantee that the Department of State will be able to continue to provide repatriation assistance and transportation options to the United States may be unavailable in the future. If you choose to remain overseas, you should be prepared to remain where you are for the foreseeable future”, the US government warned their citizens against any more international travel.
13:00
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Health Ministry Decentralizes COVID -19 Care Ministry of Health 2

She said while hospitals in the districts will be able to draw samples, still tests will be conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) before taking them back to the districts in not more than 48 hours.
12:54
12:54

Traders in Kasese Defy Directive to Close Non-Food Businesses cyclists 1 6

Museveni ordered that only shops selling food, veterinary supplies, agricultural stuff, pharmaceuticals and detergents should remain open.
12:43
12:43

Market Vendors Embrace Digital Platforms to Keep In Business public transport 5 3 Top story

Our reporter placed an order on WhatsApp through Deo Twikiriize, the team leader Nakawa Market Online Store. He explained to URN that he was working with several vendors in the market to supply him with goods on order.
11:40
11:40

Gov’t to Prioritize Salaries, Security- Ministry of Finance Covid-19

Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi said in a statement to all accounting officers that salaries, wages, and pensions will be for all ministries, departments, agencies, and local government.
11:16
11:16

Closure of Garages Leaves Mechanics Starving 7 2

URN visited the garage on Wednesday and found some of the mechanics and business operators guarding their closed premises from thugs. URN toured the garage and found some of the Mechanics and other business operators pitching camp in the garage to allegedly protect their properties from thugs.
07:37
07:37

Lyantonde Bans Hawkers, Food Vendors to Reduce Human Contact 1 1 Top story

Catherine Kamwine, the Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner and District Security Committee Chairperson announced the ban on hawking and roadside vending on Wednesday so to as to reduce human contact.
21:59
21:59

Government to Offer Food Packs to 1.5 Million People

He says the distribution will be done at LC1 level by the LC Chairpersons. Rugunda says these will be supported by the Police and the Uganda People's Defense Force for purposes of transparency and avoiding crowds.
21:43
21:43

KCCA Closes Part of Kaleerwe Market

However, KCCA says its leadership and the technical staff have frequently visited several city markets to check on compliance with market guidelines and found that Kasanja failed to comply and hence the closure.
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17:46

Besigye Blames Museveni for Stopping Food Donation to Vulnerable COVID-19 Response

“There are some political leaders who tried to distribute food to some desperate urban dwellers, whose sources of income had been affected by the pandemic, these could have been given guidelines on how to safely distribute the food. Instead, Museveni called them shameless opportunists or enemies of Uganda, who should be charged with a capital offence of attempted murder. Surely, Ugandans know who leads in shamelessly giving political handouts using taxpayers’ money,” Besigye said.
17:39
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Kasese District Offers Food Aid to Mothers, Boda Boda Riders Because of Lockdown public transport 1 1 Top story

The Kasese LC V vice chairperson Gideon Ntabose says that as local government they must be responsible in ensuring that the residents in the district survive through this period.
17:04
17:04

COVID-19: Uncertainty Looms over 2020 Muslim Pilgrimage 2 2

According to the Saudi Arabian minister for Hajj and Umrah, Dr Muhammad Salih bin Taher Banten, countries should halt preparations for now, as they study the trajectory of the virus.
16:57
16:57

Patients Share Experiences of Seeking Care Amidst Lock Down 2

Jane Kalanzi, a resident of Makindye Division told Uganda Radio Network that she had planned to visit a health facility since Sunday after developing flu-like symptoms, chills and high temperatures as they have been publicized as some of the symptoms of COVID-19.
15:48
15:48

Mulago Developing Guidelines for Transferring COVID-19 Patients to ICU Ministry of Health 3

Dr Elizabeth Namukwaya, a palliative care physician at the hospital currently based at the Isolation centre said they have finished initial drafts and hope to have a complete document by the end of this week.
15:45
15:45

COVID-19: Struggling to Get Permission from RDCs for Emergency Travel

random sampling by URN confirms his complaints that indeed getting RDCs for clearance is very cumbersome. For the 20 RDCs that URN called, only three picked their phones, the others they either went unanswered or were completely unavailable.
15:39
15:39

Fuel Shortage Threatens Operations of Masaka Hospital Taskforce on COVID-19 2 1

Masaka Hospital Superintendent Dr Nathan Onyaki who also coordinates the task force in the nine districts of greater Masaka says that logistical challenges are threatening their operations. He explains that the task force, which is directly charged with coordinating the activates of lower surveillance teams at the districts has run out of fuel, after emptying their reserve in the last two weeks.
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14:55

HIV Patients Want Restrictions on Transport Relaxed ARVs 5

The patients contend that some of them stay far away from health facilities and restricting their movements tantamount to the terminating their lives. Immaculate Nyambugu, one of the persons living with HIV says that several patients have abandoned treatment as a result of the restrictions because they cannot easily walk to the health facilities.
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