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Gov’t Allows Ugandans To Bury Relatives Who Die Of COVID-19

Gov’t Allows Ugandans To Bury Relatives Who Die Of COVID-19

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By Our Reporter The government of Uganda has through the Ministry of Health relaxed directives that were issued in March this year regarding the burial of  COVID-19 victims. It should be noted that the government had tasked the Ministry of Health and the COVID-19 National Taskforce  to handle the burial of all people that die of Coronavirus. However, according to the new directives, relatives of COVID-19 victims have been  allowed to bury their deceased, provided they follow the Standard Operation Procedures.   The revelation was made by Iren Nakasiita, the  spokesperson Red Cross Uganda, who revealed that the government had reached the resolution to allow relatives bury  their loved ones who die of COVID-19  in a bid to reduce costs involved...
Gov’t Bans Early Campaigns, Warns Journalists About Rising COVID-19 Cases

Gov’t Bans Early Campaigns, Warns Journalists About Rising COVID-19 Cases

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The government, through the minister of Information  and Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba, has warned politicians to desist from campaigning when it is not yet time for conducting political campaigns. Minister Nabakooba, who is also the Mityana District Woman member of Parliament, issued the warning in a statement released Sunday October 18, 2020, in which she also warned journalists to watch out for their lives, because chances of contracting Coronavirus (COVID-19) during this political season are high are cases of infection are increasing among the media fraternity. Here below is the Minister’s statement in part;     “The Ministry of ICT and National guidance is mandated to keep the public informed...
Ruparelia Group Announces Attractive Offers To Tenants Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Ruparelia Group Announces Attractive Offers To Tenants Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Business, FEATURED
By Keefa Nuwahereza City tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia has announced unbelievable offers for tenants at several of his buildings owned under the Ruparelia Group of Companies and Crane Management Services. According to our sources at Crane Management Services Ltd,  the Ruparelia has rolled out a campaign aimed at fostering the development of Uganda’s economy despite the COVID-19 challenges. In a bid to further their resolve to promote economic development, Rajiv Ruparelia, the Managing Director of the Ruparelia Group of Services, has announced a free 3-months rent offer to tenants who seek to secure offices at  four of their buildings which include; Hardware City, Hardware Plaza, Market Plaza and Electrical Plaza. Kingdom Hall Kampala is owned by tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia...
Shameless: Father  To Rot In Jail For Defiling Own Daughter

Shameless: Father To Rot In Jail For Defiling Own Daughter

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By Keefa Nuwahereza A very shameless man in western Uganda is set to rot in jail after he was arrested for defiling his daughter. This comes after prosecution on Tuesday October 13th, 2020, closed a case a defilement case at the High Court in Mbarara district, in which Charles Migizi, who is on remand at Kyamugorani prisons, is accused of allegedly defiling his daughter  identified as Charity Kyosimire. According to prosecution in the case which is before Justice….. Kavuma, it is alleged that on the 2nd  day of April 2020, a Kyosimire, who is 12 years old, was defiled by her father Mugizi while in Rwentabo cell, Kashongi Sub-county, Kiruhura District. According to Dr. Amon Aruho, of Enforcement of Patients and Health Workers’ Rights (EPHWOR), who held brief for the s...
Police Impound 211 Vehicles, 331 Motorcycles For Flouting COVID-19 Curfew Hours

Police Impound 211 Vehicles, 331 Motorcycles For Flouting COVID-19 Curfew Hours

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The police on Monday night arrested 211 vehicles and 331 motorcycles after reinstating the reinforcement of COVID-19 curfew hours. A statement released by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango indicates that several motorists were arrested after they were found driving beyond the recommended curfew time, which ends at 9:00Pm. Onyango’s statement reads in part thus; “Last night, we carried out an operation to reinvigorate the anti-COVID19 enforcement measures, especially the curfew hours. During the operations, we impounded over 211 motor  vehicles and 331 motor cycles. The operation was peaceful and it was carried out in an orderly manner and professionally. There are drivers who were cautioned while others were issued w...
Schools reopening in Uganda and Neighbouring Countries

Schools reopening in Uganda and Neighbouring Countries

Education, FEATURED, NEWS
7 months after closure due to COVID-19, schools reopen with preventive measures Schools in several African countries reopened Monday after over seven months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The reopening of schools in Uganda follows an assessment done in September by the Education Ministry in partnership with the Higher Education Council which inspected 29 universities and other higher education institutions to ascertain their readiness. “We are ready to start teaching and learning with respect to the safety protocols. We have installed posters and screens at different corners of the campus, demonstrating how to behave to contain the spread of coronavirus while in the classrooms and other university premises,” Education government Official. The reopening of se...
Is it Hydroxychloroquine or Restrictions for Uganda’s low Coronavirus Cases!

Is it Hydroxychloroquine or Restrictions for Uganda’s low Coronavirus Cases!

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Hydroxychloroquine has been touted by some — including President Donald Trump — as a treatment for COVID-19. But studies have found it is not an effective treatment and may cause serious side effects for some patients, as we’ve reported. False claims about the drug nevertheless continue to circulate on social media. An article shared on Facebook from the website palmerfoundation.com.au is headlined, “Hydroxychloroquine is why Uganda, with a population of 43M, has only 15 COVID-19 deaths.” “Uganda, a country in east-central Africa, has a 2018 population of 42.729 million, which is 13% of the United States’ population of 328.239 million in 2019,” the article says. “And yet Uganda has 1,603 COVID-19 cases and just 15 deaths (h/t Rush Limbaugh), wh...
21 Arrested over holding sex party in Kireka.

21 Arrested over holding sex party in Kireka.

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Police in Kampala Metropolitan Area have raided and arrested 21 suspects who participated in a sex party. The party was taking place in a private house located in Kireka, Kira Municipality. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that they got intelligence information about the party and planted informants to monitor and inform the force when the party has started. “Towards midnight, the police were notified that the sex games had started and we swung in action.  We got the participants red handed,” Onyango said in a statement on Sunday. “They have been arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders on Covid-19 and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of the infectious dise...
Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 81, Out Of 8,808

Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 81, Out Of 8,808

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By Our Reporter The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Uganda has climbed to 81 after the Ministry of Health registered two new deaths on Friday. The Ministry revealed that results of COVID-19 tests done on 03rd October 2020 confirmed 146 new cases, raising the cumulative confirmed total cases  to 8,808 and 4,736  total recoveries. The latest updates from the Ministry also indicate that 2 new COVID-19 deaths were registered from Kampala and Gulu Districts respectively. The breakdown of the new cases is as follows: The breakdown of the new cases are: Contacts and Alerts (83):  Masaka (61), Kampala (11), Gulu (4), Arua (1), Buikwe (1), Buvuma (1), Jinja (1), Luwero (1), Moyo (1), Adjumani (1) Returnees (63): from Oman (44), Jordan (12), Saudi ...
Coronavirus – UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7: July-August 2020

Coronavirus – UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7: July-August 2020

FEATURED, Health, NEWS
Highlights Uganda confirmed 3,074 cases of COVID-19 among Ugandan nationals during the reporting period; the majority of cases were in males (86 per cent). Uganda’s cumulative COVID-19 caseload included 1,699 recoveries, 32 deaths (with a case fatality rate of 1.0 per cent), and 86 cases in children (representing 2.8 per cent of the country’s total caseload).A cumulative total of 4,790,000 children and women continued to receive essential health care services—including immunizations, prenatal, postnatal, and HIV services, and care for gender-based violence—in UNICEF-supported health facilities during the COVID-19 period from March to August 2020.The Government of Uganda, with support from UNICEF, provided Vitamin A supplementation to nearly 408,000 children, psychosocial support servic...
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