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MUSEVENI: Use your own car, boda or bicycle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has advised the public to minimize the use of public transport to curb the spread of COVID 19. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of COVID 19. The confirmed case is that of a 36-year-old Ugandan who travelled to …

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Parish priest in Kisoro arrested for holding mass

Kisoro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Rev. Fr. John Bazimenyera, the dean of Mutolere parish in Kabale diocese has been arrested for defying the ban on the closure of churches.  Fr. Bazimenyera who is currently being detained at Kisoro police station was found with two unidentified nuns conducting Holy Mass at …

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Security officials disperse Kabale mourners

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials on Saturday dispersed mourners at the burial of the late Amon Paddy Amanya, a businessman in Kabale town. Amanya was found killed by yet to be identified assailants on Tuesday and his body dumped on the roadside near highland tea factory in …

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Police detective in Jinja arrested for defying ban on bar closures

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Jinja has arrested one of their own, Cissy Alaba, a detective attached to Nalufenya Police station for allegedly operating a bar in Rubaga market. This is contrary to Wednesday’s presidential directive ordering law enforcement agencies to close down bars all over the country. …

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Security minister directs RDCs to implement president’s orders

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of Security Gen. Elly Tumwine has directed all Resident District Commissioners to immediately call an emergency District Security Committee [DSC] meeting to discuss how to effectively enforce the president’s directive on guidelines and measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in their …

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One arrested as police close bars in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Police on Thursday night arrested a woman in Central Division, Kitgum Municipality after she rejected directives to close down her bar. The suspect engaged security officers led by the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner in a fight during an operation to close down bars for …

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UNEB halts registration of 2020 candidates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As the school term has been cut shot due to the country wide covid-19 mitigation measures, the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB has halted registration process for candidates who will sit for national examinations this year. The moves come a time when schools have been advising …

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JEEMA punches holes in Museveni COVID-19 guidelines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Justice Forum Party- JEEMA has punched holes in the preventive guidelines issued by government on the Corona Virus- COVID 19 pandemic. In his nationwide address on the COVID 19 pandemic on Wednesday evening, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered the closure of all academic institutions by …

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With low test rates, COVID-19 spreads in shadows

Paris, France | AFP | The lack of available tests for COVID-19 means the world is effectively fighting the pandemic blind and may not know the true extent of infection for months if not years, experts said Thursday. Because COVID-19 is so infectious — roughly 2.5 times that of the common …

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