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Masindi hospital runs out of protective gear

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi hospital has run out of key essential protective gears for management of COVID-19. Some of the protective gears which are out of stock include masks, infrared thermometers, and gumboots among others. Dr Felix Twinomugisha, the Masindi Hospital Medical superintendent says currently they are …

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‘People’s Government’ halts emergency health care service

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The “People’s government” has halted its Emergency Care Programme that was launched on Monday citing the ban on the movement of private vehicles. On Monday, the opposition group launched the Emergency Care Programme with the aim of linking expectant mothers, Persons with Disabilities, sick …

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IPOD commends Constitutional Court on POMA judgement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Interparty Organisation for Dialogue- IPOD has commended the constitutional court for nullifying Section 8 of the Public Order Management Act- POMA 2013. This particular section granted discretionary powers to the Inspector General of Police-IGP or his representative to stop or prevent a public …

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Parliament demands answers on conduct of LDUs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has demanded answers from government following acts of brutality by Local Defence Unit. Last week, President Museveni banned public transport and markets. The police and LDU personnel who were deployed to enforce the directive were accused of beating …

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LOP wants presidential directives relaxed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ochan has called for the relaxation of some stringent measures issued by President Museveni. President Museveni on Monday ordered a two-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to combat further spread of the deadly coronavirus. Addressing a press conference …

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Uganda’s coronavirus cases are low risk – Epidemiologists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Majority of Uganda’s COVID-19 confirmed cases belong to the lower risk age groups, this is according to researchers. According to health officials, the infection trends as of now means Uganda might not record any deaths associated with the disease. This they say is a …

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Courts close following president’s directive on coronavirus prevention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Judicial services have been grounded following the president’s directive suspending non-essential business in the country. URN visited Supreme Court, High Court, Anti-Corruption Court and War Crimes Division and found them locked. All judgments and rulings that were scheduled for delivery at the Supreme Court …

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Lira residents flock markets panic buying

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people on Tuesday morning flocked markets in Lira town to purchase food after President Museveni ordered a two-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to combat further spread of the deadly coronavirus. By 9 am, both village and town dwellers were seen in …

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Patients in Kitgum shun health facilities

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Major health facilities in Kitgum municipality have reported a decline in the number of patients in the wake of the coronavirus disease outbreak in the country. Dr Geoffrey Okello, the Kitgum General Hospital acting medical superintendent says the numbers have reduced significantly following reports …

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