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SOPs: Over 70 arcades in Kampala to remain closed

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has asked over 70 arcades in Kampala to remain closed until they fulfill Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. While lifting the 42 days lockdown that was instituted to contain the second wave of COVID-19,  President …

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KCCA halts operationalization of boda boda free zone

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has postponed the operationalization of the boda boda free zone in Kampala. It has also denied reports that the authority is chasing boda bodas out of the city. Social media has been awash with messages that KCCA is working with …

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Inspection of arcades in Kampala city underway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started inspecting arcades in Kampala Capital City to ensure that they adhere to the Covid-19 standard operating procedures. The inspection exercise is being conducted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA in partnership with security personnel from the Kampala Metropolitan Area. Following the easing …

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Thirty arrested in city center operation to enforce lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty people were yesterday arrested in the central business district as police resumed lockdown enforcement operations in Kampala city. On June 18, President Museveni ordered a second nationwide lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. The President also banned people from going …

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Suspected city gang leaders arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten suspected leaders of different criminal gangs in Kampala have been arrested by the police in separate operations. According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, crime intelligence received information about new criminal gang groups including Kibadia operating in Lusaze and Lugala areas, and another group identified …

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Kampala registers improved air quality two weeks into lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Air monitors at Makerere University School of Public Health are registering an improvement in air quality in Kampala just two weeks after President Yoweri Museveni announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown saw the president banning both private and public …

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Demand for ginger, lemons doubles in Gulu and Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The demand for ginger and lemon has doubled within the different markets in Gulu city and Kampala. With the belief by residents that lemons boost their immunity against the coronavirus (COVID-19), more people are now including lemons on their groceries shopping list. Unlike before, in …

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Boda Boda man lynched for stabbing Police Officer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Boda Boda cyclist in Katwe has been lynched for allegedly stabbing a police officer. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that the unknown cyclist attacked and stabbed police constable Ismail Menjar, who was on duty enforcing the curfew on Friday evening. …

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