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15:54
15:54

Entertainment Places, Health Ministry Step Up Covid 19 Vaccination 5 3

Under the initiative, UBL and other private sector players will support the scaling up of COVID-19 mobile sites in the greater Kampala Metropolitan area by sensitizing and mobilising the public to go and get vaccinated against COVID-19.
13:29
13:29

Amuru to Block Medical Workers Without COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates from Accesing Health Facilities Covid 19 1 1 Top story

The Resident District Commissioner, Geoffrey Osborn Ocheng, who also doubles as Amuru District COVID- 19 Taskforce Chairperson, told URN this morning that they gave the medical workers four days to take the jab, which has elapsed today.
12:43
12:43

Private Businesses Rally to Rescue Health Sector With Oxygen Cylinders Covid 19

What is missing are the cylinders into which the manufactured oxygen is packed and administered to patients; our country has capacity to produce sufficient oxygen gas," says Elly Karuhanga, the PSFU Chairman.
12:58
12:58

Revenue Shortfalls, New COVID-19 Wave and Locusts Threaten Economy - Experts economic recovery 3

Experts point at both domestic and external factors which include the failure by Uganda’s trade partners mainly in Europe, to stabilize their economies. But some of the countries, which are the main markets for Uganda’s exports have re-introduced lockdowns for the third time as new cases of the disease rise again.
09:35
09:35

36 Essential Workers in Mpigi Test Positive for COVID-19 Covid 19 2

“Mpigi district COVID- 19 cases among essential public servants are on the increase. 36 were identified in the mass screening of staff at the district,” the memo reads in part.
11:00
11:00

Language Barrier Affecting COVID-19 Responses in Refugee Settlements Gulu University 1 1 Top story

Details from a joint research released by the Center for Health and Social Economic Improvement, Makerere University, Gulu University and Ministry of Health early this week point the knowledge gap among refugees in relation to responses against COVID-19 at 40 per cent.
07:35
07:35

US Mission Supports Refugees, Host Communities to Overcome COVID-19 Effects Covid 19 1

“We have boosted our assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic to address the additional needs of vulnerable refugees and the Ugandan communities that so generously host them,” U.S. Embassy Kampala’s Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Krafft said.
18:36
18:36

Government Offers new Incentives for Domestic Tourism Covid 19 3

Lilly Ajarova noted the opportunity presented by the COVID-19 pandemic; saying that because of the pandemic, destinations have been inclined to look inwards.
12:57
12:57

Truck Drivers Welcome Electronic COVID-19 Tracking System European Union 1

Under this system, a COVID-19 digital certificate issued by one country will be mutually recognized by the other countries, thus eliminating the need for multiple testing.
17:17
17:17

Court Declines to Block NRM CEC Elections Moses Banalekaki 1

Banalekaki petitioned the court accusing CEC, NRM’s second top organ for allegedly resolving not to nominate candidates for Special Interest Groups particularly the Youth League, a position for which he wanted to contest. The elections are scheduled for August 18, 2020.
07:16
07:16

Inmates Awarded UGX 95m for Being Denied Access to Lawyers During Lockdown Lock down 1 1

The said group was picked from one house in Kyengera Town Council and held at Nkonkonjeru Police Post at the end of March 2020. Subsequently, they were arraigned before the Nsangi Magistrates court, charged with an act that is likely to spread the infectious disease and remanded to Kitalya government Prison.
16:59
16:59

Court Orders Zaake's Immediate Release MP Francis Zaake. 1

However, one of Zaake's lawyers Abdullah Kiwanuka has told Journalists that what this order means is that if Zaake has not taken plea to the charges in Mityana, the order is very effective and must be complied with.
15:35
15:35

MP Zaake Carried to Court on Stretcher, Charged Covid 19 1

The legislator was brought to the court room on a stretcher and was visibly ill, according to the Judiciary Spokesperson, Solomon Muyita.
14:46
14:46

Court Blocks Payment of UGX 10 Billion to MPs for COVID-19 Activities Covid 19 1 Top story

Through their lawyers of AF Mpanga and Company Advocates, the two legislators contend that parliament breached its rules of Procedure when it smuggled the issues of the said money into the Budget committee report without the consent of members.
14:46
14:46

Women’s Council Registers Healthcare Emergency Cases in Villages Corona Virus 3 1

The move comes in the wake of a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which led to a 14-day suspension of both public and private transport, as a measure to control the movement of people. Under the arrangement, all persons intending to seek healthcare services were advised to seek movement permits from their respective RDC’s.
17:26
17:26

80 Remanded for Disobeying Lawful Orders Corona Virus 2

The suspects appeared at Buganda Road Court on Thursday afternoon before the Chief Magistrate Mariam Ayo Akello.
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