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13:29
13:29

Two South Sudanese Arrested in Elegu for Attacking UPDF Soldiers Unyama River 2 1

Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Deputy Resident District Commissioner also Chairperson of the District Security Committee, says the South Sudanese forced their way into the country to facilitate transportation of illegal drugs.
13:03
13:03

Three Returnees Test Positive for COVID-19 MOH

According to Ministry of Health, the three travelers are undergoing treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital and Entebbe General Hospital.
11:50
11:50

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 927 WHO

11 of the cases were from samples picked from truck drivers at different points of entry while five cases were picked from contacts in Amuru and Namulindwa.
21:03
21:03

WHO Calls for More COVID-19 Therapeutic Trials 1

According to the WHO, scientists need to widen their search for treatments for the deadly disease, to cover antivirals, immunomodulatory drugs and anti-thrombotic agents as well as combination therapies.
17:00
17:00

Gov't Halts Return of Stranded Ugandans from Abroad COVID-19 1 1 Top story

It is estimated that around 1,500 returnees will be affected by the decision. These who will have to reschedule their travel are Ugandans from North America, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, China and Malaysia who were scheduled to arrive next week.
11:29
11:29

African Countries Cautioned Against Rushing to Reopen Airspace WHO 2 Top story

Uganda has in recent weeks received nationals from India, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Rome, Iceland, Ireland and Egypt, many of whom were stuck in the countries when the airports were closed. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, around 2,400 Ugandans are expected to travel back into the country.
13:55
13:55

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 902 COVID-19 Pandemic 1 Top story

The confirmed cases are part of 1,958 samples that were tested yesterday. All of the confirmed cases are Ugandans. Seven of the confirmed cases are contacts who were picked from Amuru and Tororo while the other cases were of two truck drivers from the Malaba point of entry
10:20
10:20

UN Approves US$37Million For Regional Service Centre in Entebbe

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the President of the General Assembly circulated the draft decision entitled “Financing of the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe” on June 29th and placed it under silence procedure until Tuesday June 30th 2020.
08:21
08:21

Countries Taking Piecemeal Approach to COVID Face Long, Hard Road Ahead

“Find, isolate, test and care for every case, trace and quarantine every contact, equip and train health workers and educate and empower communities to protect themselves and others. Not testing alone. Not physical distancing alone. Not contact tracing alone. Not masks alone. Do it all.”
12:36
12:36

Four New COVID-19 Cases Recorded WHO

Despite the low number of recorded cases, health officials say that people should not think that the disease is being defeated. Dr Monica Musenero, an epidemiologist and a senior presidential advisor on epidemics says that the country is yet to feel the impact of the disease.
22:17
22:17

African Development Fund Approves USD 9.52 For EAC COVID-19 Response

The beneficiaries are Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Funding will also go toward the procurement of essential medical supplies, including testing kits and to train health workers.
14:56
14:56

4.1 Million Girls Face Genital Mutilation Due to COVID-19-UNPF Report

According to the report released on Tuesday, due to the continued lockdown many girls are being kept out of school which protects them from harmful practices such as FGM and child marriages.
14:27
14:27

11 Ugandans Who Returned from Afghanistan Test Positive for COVID-19 1 Top story

The returnees are part of 19 cases that tested positive from a total of 871 samples tested on Monday. Seven of the confirmed cases were picked from the communities within Amuru and Kyotera district, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 889.
06:16
06:16

Health Ministry Explains Variance in COVID-19 Active Patient Numbers

According to the health ministry, there are a total of 190 active COVID-19 patients receiving care at eight hospitals in the country. These include 128 foreign nationals being treated from Mulago National Referral Hospital, Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Masaka, Mbarara and Kabale Regional Referral hospitals.
22:32
22:32

COVID-19 Testing Procedures Stir Controversy at Mutukula Border Post 2 1

The conflict is pitting Ugandan health workers at the Mutukula Testing Laboratory against Tanzania truck drivers, who are protesting what they describe as painful experiences through which they are tested for Coronavirus Disease.
14:53
14:53

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Hit 870 1 Top story

Four of the confirmed cases are among drivers that were picked from different points of entry while seven cases were picked from communities in Tororo and Koboko
12:33
12:33

Eleven New COVID-19 Cases Recorded 1 Top story

The new cases were part of 3,386 samples that were tested yesterday. Nine of the confirmed cases were from the community while two were picked from truck drivers at two points of entry
11:56
11:56

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Hit 848 MOH 1 Top story

All the positive cases are Ugandan nationals. 12 of the positive cases were picked from communities in Tororoo,Luwero and Amuru while three of the cases were of truck drivers from points of entry.
13:18
13:18

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 833

The positive cases were picked from over 2,113 samples that were tested from different testing centres.
05:06
05:06

Ebola Outbreak Defeated in DRC After Almost Two Years WHO 1 2

The Ebola outbreak which began in August 2018 in eastern DRC, has claimed the lives of 2,300 people. A total of 3,500 people were infected with 1,200 recoveries being reported. The Ebola hemorrhagic fever is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads through human to human contact.
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