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11:45
11:45

Locals Fear that COVID-19 Control Measures Could Drive them Into Poverty 3

Their fears have been compounded by stringent directives by the government that have since seen a ban on public transport, monthly markets, bars, and shops selling non-food items among others. These were some of the measures taken by the government to control the spread of the disease which has so far killed 42,361 people across the world. At least 44 people have so far tested positive for the deadly disease in Uganda.
10:51
10:51

Kitgum Markets Decongested 2 1

The move to decongest the markets was reached by the district taskforce against coronavirus as part of an adherence to a recent presidential directive to Ugandans to stop social and public gathering as precautionary measures to contain the spread of the deadly COVID 19 pandemic.
07:53
07:53

Car Owners in Gulu Plead for Movement Permits 3

Jane Angom Mujoma, Speak FM Station Manager told URN that she spent over four hours at the RDC`s office before she was cleared to drive her vehicle to ferry her staffs to and from home.
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19:50

Panic, Confusion In Kitgum As Residents Rush to Beat Curfew kitgum main market 2 Top story

In several parts of Kitgum municipality, armed soldiers deployed to effect the directives started chasing traders and motorists off the markets, shops and streets as early as 5:20pm.
12:34
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Patients in Kitgum Shun Health Facilities Kitgum municipality 4 1

Dr Geoffrey Okello, the Kitgum General Hospital Acting Medical Superintendent says the numbers have reduced significantly following reports of a patient who was isolated at the facility after presenting suspected symptoms of covid-19.
10:47
10:47

Security Guard Shoots Dead Suspected Thug covid-19 1

In his statement to police, Oluka says the thugs who were two in number used a stool to climb over the building to access entrance through the roof.
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09:18

Gulu Residents Bang Containers to Drive Away Coronavirus Pageya Chiefdom 5 1 Top story

At exactly 5:00 a.m thousands of the residents old and young, male and female drawn from the four divisions of Bardege, Laroo, Pece and Layibi banged jerry cans, containers, drums and clubs and blew whistles purportedly to drive away disease which they described as a curse.
13:17
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MP Olanya Pledges UGX 3.2 Million Weekly Contingency Fund to Combat Coronavirus Kilak South 1 2

Olanya told URN this morning that he will provide Shillings 2.2 each week for the purchase of hand washing utilities including Jik and soap and face masks for health workers at the eighteen Health Centers in his constituency.
07:46
07:46

Gulu Suspends Renovation Works Worth UGX 369M Over COVID 3

Christine Gloria, the Gulu District Information Officer told URN that the works were halted following a directive by President, Yoweri Museveni banning all forms of gatherings.
12:36
12:36

Security Teams Accused of Brutalizing Locals in Enforcing Public Transport Ban 4 1

A section of the kitgum coronavirus taskforce committee members have blamed security forces of using highhanded measures in enforcing the ban. Kitgum Municipality Mayor Livings Walter Tooroma says implementation of the directiveS have been misinterpreted by security personnel who are instead harassing locals.
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14:58

Coronavirus Outbreak Slows Down USMID Project implementation in Kitgum World Bank 1 2

But officials at Kitgum Municipal Council say that the timeframe for procuring a contractor for the actual implementation of the project in June this year could be dragged behind schedule as a result of measures taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
09:42
09:42

Lacor Hospital Attending to Patients Under Tents COVID-19 1

Josephine Anying the hospital information officer told URN on Thursday that the initiative started last week to allow adequate spacing among visiting people seeking health care and reduces the risks of infections due to fresh air.
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Kitgum Pharmacies Investigated for Purported Sale of Fake Corona Drugs 4

The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech, says the investigations follow concerns raised by health workers indicating that some members of the pubic are flocking some pharmacies, he didn’t name to procure fake drugs and vaccines claimed to cure Corona.
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16:58

Kitgum Medic Isolated After Developing Covid-19 Symptoms Ministry of Health 2

Dr Pamela Akot, the Medical Director St Joseph's Hospital Kitgum says the health worker went to the health facility on Tuesday and disclosed to her colleagues she had fever adding that tests for malaria and other ailment conducted on her all came out negative.
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Water Crisis Cripples Coronavirus Fight in Kitgum Municipality dubai 1

Many residents in Kitgum municipality, however, say inadequate water supply by National Water and Sewerage Corporation [NWSC] for the past one week has greatly affected hygiene practices.
11:25
11:25

Amuru Runs Out of Quarantine Space For Coronavirus Suspects COVID-19 2

The beds at Amuru Health Centre IV are being occupied by two South Sudanese nationals who travelled to Uganda from India via Dubai and Entebbe and two Airport taxi drivers who transported them to the district from Entebbe.
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15:56

89 Arrested in Acholi Sub - Region for Defying COVID-19 Guidelines gulu district 1

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that those arrested include Wilfred Opira, the manager of Best Bet Otwer in Amuru district who was arrested on Sunday after he failed to close his betting center.
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11:11

Coronavirus: Catechist Arrested for Conducting Prayers in Lamwo 2 1

The suspect, identified as Charles Oloro, was arrested on the orders of the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner James Nabinson Kidega following a tip-off from residents and local leaders. He is now held at Madi Opei police outpost on tentative charges of disobeying lawful orders.
15:42
15:42

Salt Prices Shoot Up in Acholi, Teso Sub region President Museveni 2 1

In many shops URN visited in Gulu, Agago and Kitgum districts, price of Habari table salt imported from Kenya sold in 500 grams’ packet had increased to Shillings 2,000 and 2,500 from 800 shillings. Salt packaged in 200 grams is now being sold at 1,500 shillings from 400 shillings.
12:54
12:54

Three Undergo Self-Quarantine in Kitgum self quarantine

William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner who is heading the Corona Virus Disease Task Force says they managed to track down the three who have since been placed on close watch.
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