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Baby Born to COVID-19 Positive Mother Tests Negative to Deadly Virus 2 1 Top story

The baby girl born to a mother who tested positive for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19 is negative. The baby's sample was taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI for testing and the results show that she does not have the virus.
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Gov't Clears People Power to Donate Food Relief COVID-19 Relief 1

URN has now learnt that items including flour, beans, salt and soap will be handed over to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
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COVID-19 Complicates Efforts to Fight Desert Locusts

Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja says that they are currently unable to buy nose masks because of the stiff competition for them with countries that want to protect their people from the virus. They were also unable to get some of the pesticides that they use to spray locusts.
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Police in Kitgum Stuck With Capital Offenders As Courts Remain Closed 1

Security personnel say the suspects were arrested on separate days shortly after courts were suspended and have since remained in detention at Kitgum central police station.
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Pictorial; Mpondwe One-Stop-Border-Post Goes Silent Corona Virus

With a population of over 51,000 people and volume of exports and imports, Mpondwe town is the busiest border crossing between the two countries.
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Govt Relief Food Reaches 25,548 People in Kampala, Wakiso 7 1

State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru told parliament that the food has so far been given to 25,548. He was this afternoon presenting a statement on the government move to proceed with the distribution of relief food in Kampala and Wakiso districts in disregard of a directive issued earlier by Parliament.
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Market for Eggs Tumble as Hotels and Export Markets Close 3 1

A lot of eggs go to Kenya, South Sudan but traders are fearing to move. Many dealers who would come from Kenya to Uganda to take the eggs no longer come. Other consumers locally like makers of confectionery and organizers of parties are not working.
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Wakiso Considering Partnership with Private Clinics to Ease Accessibility Health Management

Dr. David Ssekabogo, the Wakiso Deputy District Health Officer, notes that given the nature of Wakiso, most health units are distant for residents.
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Moroto Nurses Seek Training on Handling COVID-19 Suspects CONVID 19 in uganda 3

The Moroto District COVID-19 Taskforce gazetted Nadunget Health Centre III and Nadunget Senior Secondary School as quarantine centres in the district. The two centres are less than 1 km apart along the Soroti -Moroto Highway.
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Mukono RDC Orders Closure of Major Markets Over Presidential Directives Covid-19 2 3

The decision taking effect tomorrow has been reached after the district task force making several engagements with the market leadership to maintain vendor to vendor four-metre distance and limiting numbers of buyers turning up in big numbers on top of vendors rejecting to sleep at work places.
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Kitgum Residents Not Observing Covid-19 Directives 1

Members of the task force say several residents within the municipality and sub county are clandestinely operating bars, gathering in drinking places, organizing discos, carrying passengers on motorcycles and overcrowding in public places.
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Buganda Kingdom Donates UGX 100m to COVID-19 Taskforce david wasajja kintu

Speaking at the handover of the items to the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prince David Wasajja, the young brother to the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said, it’s incumbent upon them to reach out to those most affected by the pandemic.
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Prosecution Objects To Tumukunde's Bail Application ISO 1 Top story

Prosecution led by Lino Anguzo, the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions has objected to the application, saying Tumukunde has capacity to interfere with ongoing investigations once released. They rely on the sworn affidavit by Senior Superintendent of Police, Richard Mugwisagye who is attached to the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID Headquarters in Kampala.
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COVID-19 Suspect in Soroti Who Escaped from Isolation Unit Found 2 1

The 40-year-old suspect, a resident of Kengere Ward in Eastern Division, Soroti Municipality had just returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC when he presented with high fever, cough and flu; the signs associated with COVID-19.
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Finance Committee Asks Government to Suspend New Tax Measures corona virus 1 4 Top story

Some of the proposed measures include; excise duty of 1,115 Shillings per liter on beer produced from barley grown and malted in Uganda, excise duty of 1,700 Shillings per liter on ready to drink spirits, 2,050 Shillings per liter on malt beer, excise duty of 1,350 Shillings per liter on gasoline, 300 Shillings per liter on kerosene, and 1,030 Shillings per liter on gas oil and others.
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Police Officers Remanded For Torture of Elegu Residents Elegu Town Council 1

Court heard that the officers on 2nd April at Elegu Town Council in Amuru District, intentionally inflicted severe pain or suffering on 38 victims purportedly to punish them for disobeying a curfew. However, they all pleaded not guilty.
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Youth Burn Down House of Coronavirus Task force Member COVID-19 1

According to Abola, the youth from Olwal trading center in Pagoro village targeted him for reporting them for defying presidential directive on social distancing.
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Adjumani Coronavirus Patient Out of Danger-Hospital Adjumani hospital 1 1

The Adjumani Hospital Superintendent, Dr. Michael Ambaku told URN in a phone interview on Tuesday morning that the suspect has recovered from the symptoms of Corona virus, adding that they are now waiting for results from additional samples to decide on whether or not to release him.
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Workers Slowly Abandoning Urban Life for Villages as Lockdown Bites employees 3 2

Joseph Kato working at private construction company in Ishaka municipality Bushenyi District says he decided to return to his home in Hima, Kasese District because he was not sure of getting food that would sustaining him throughout the lock-down.
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106 Under Self Quarantine in Kabarole 2

Brian Kisembo, the Covid-19 District Focal person COVID-19 says that three of the suspects travelled back from Dubai and others from different countries.
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