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Apr 2020 39 results
21:41
21:41

COVID -19: Positive Kenyan Truck Driver Transferred to Mulago Hospital Elegu Town Council 2 1

Dr. Patrick Odong Olwedo, the Amuru District Health Officer told URN in an interview that a team from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital transferred the patient from Elegu to Kampala for subsequent repatriation to Kenya.
20:46
20:46

Education Ministry Extends Opening Date for Schools MINISTRY OF HEALTH 1 Top story

According to Mrs Museveni, given the current circumstances, schools will not reopen on the earlier communicated days. To keep learners busy, the ministry had prepared a frame work that will enable learners continue with classes through TV and Radio programmes
20:06
20:06

Court Orders Production of Novelist Kakwenza Rukira Bashaija 1

Kakwenza, the author of a book titled “Greedy Barbarian” was arrested on April 13, from his home in Iganga District allegedly by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence. He is reportedly detained in Mbuya.
19:37
19:37

Kitgum Receives UGX165 Million for COVID-19 Fight 3

The funds will be used to pay risk allowances for designated medical workers, Village Health Teams, provision of food and essential items for people under quarantine, transport for medical personnel, allowances for drivers and task-force members.
19:17
19:17

Kadaga Wants Relief Food Distributed Across the Country region 2 1

Kadaga observed that the national taskforce is currently concentrating its’ food aid campaigns in the areas of Kampala and Wakiso, while sidelining other equally starving communities throughout the country.
18:59
18:59

Vendors Storm RDC’s Office Protest Continued Market Closure 5 1

Eliab Niwagasha Kamurari, the Rwebikona Market Chairperson, denied claims that the market is congested.
18:48
18:48

KCCA reopens Four Markets at Kalerwe open market 2 1 Top story

The Acting KCCA Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka inspected the markets on Monday morning and reopened Kajubi, Muluya, Freedom and Bivamuntuuyo Markets.
18:13
18:13

Quarantined Russian Nationals Test Negative to COVID-19 Bomah Hotel Ltd 4 1

Test Samples from Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their driver Joseph Aburek were extracted last week by health officials in the district and taken for the test at Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe. Health officials in the district who didn’t want to be named due to sensitivity of the matter says test results of the suspects which turned out negative were released over the weekend by Ministry of Health.
18:06
18:06

Anaka Hospital Registers Decline in the Number of Clients Picking ARVs. 1 Top story

Jolly Joe Lapat, the Medical Superintendent Anaka hospital, says only 486 of the 769 registered clients have turned up in the past two weeks to get their drug refill. Lapat says most of their clients come from distant places with some coming from neighboring districts like Gulu, Nwoya, Zombo.
18:06
18:06

Boda Boda Riders Excited On Receiving Impounded Motorcycles Back 2 1

The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga at the media center today called upon all boda boda riders, whoever whose bicycle or motorcycle was impounded to go to the police station where it was impounded and sign for it.
18:04
18:04

Kabale University Offers UGX 72m to Renovate Regional Hospital ICU 3 2

Professor Joy Kwesiga, the University Vice-Chancellor told our reporter on Monday that the university authorities were concerned after realizing that the hospital is struggling in its preparedness efforts against COVID-19. Kwesiga says that the funding from the university will now be used to renovate the floor, verandah and wall painting among others.
17:51
17:51

Less Than Half of All Refugee Children Enrolled in School-UN Agencies

With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of refugee children have become even more acute. Meeting those needs is key to safeguarding both their wellbeing today and future potential, the statement notes
17:43
17:43

Buganda Kingdom Dismisses Fallout with US Embassy Over Funds Kasubi Royal Tombs 1

The Kingdom Minister of Information Noah Kiyimba says that the publication was full of falsehoods. Kiyimba says that the US Embassy in Kampala awarded the Kingdom a grant of USD 5,000 (14.935 million Shillings) seven years ago to set up an information board at the Kasubi Royal Tombs. However, the money was supposed to be utilized within a specific period, which was not possible because the site was still under construction.
17:40
17:40

COVID-19 Positive Kenyan Truck Driver Intercepted in Elegu Elegu Town Council, 1 Top story

A team of police backed Amuru COVID-19 Task Force and health workers searched for the driver in Elegu Town Council only to realise that his truck was being driven by another person. The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema, says the team persisted and searched for the driver until 1:00pm when he was found at BLD parking yard in Elegu.
17:26
17:26

Masaka VHT’s Given Bicycles to Coordinate Surveillance Activities 3 1

Ssentongo explains that Village council leaders who were coopted by the task force to help in the verification of case alerts, were challenged by lack of transport. He said that on top of coordinating the surveillance activities the bicycles will support the HVTs in delivering medicines to patients in the communities.
17:20
17:20

MPs Worry Over New Taxes on Cigarettes tobacco farmers 1

According to parliamentarians, “the new taxes may force manufacturers to lower the price of tobacco from the farmers hence reducing their earnings.” They add that “this will also affect the operations of tobacco factories as the economy recovers from the COVID - 19 pandemic. The current rates on cigarettes should be maintained to enable recovery of the sector.”
17:16
17:16

Kisoro Municipal Markets closed for Failure to Heed to COVID-19 Preventive Guidelines 2

Mugisha told URN that the two weekly markets were allowed to open daily to reduce congestion with specific instructions to the traders to observe the 4-meter physical distance between them and the buyers.
17:09
17:09

Eight Watoto Choir Members Discharged from Entebbe Hospital 3 2 Top story

The Watoto Choir members tested positive upon return to the country from the United Kingdom, where they had gone on mission work. Two caretakers from the same group were discharged on Saturday while four are still undergoing at the hospital.
16:45
16:45

AIGP Yiga Rejects Calls to Distribute Donated Food to Mukono Residents RDC 1 3 Top story

Andrew Ssenyonga, the Mukono District LC V Chairperson faults leaders who are trying to politicize the matter of food distribution, saying they are only looking for cheap popularity.
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