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Day: October 4, 2020

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

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

FEATURED, NEWS
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 ...
President Museveni Congratulates SFC Boss Upon Marriage

President Museveni Congratulates SFC Boss Upon Marriage

FEATURED, GOSSIP
By Our Reporter President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces, has lauded Brig. Peter Chandia, who is the Deputy Commander of the Special Forces Command (FDCSFC) upon legalising his relationship with long time Doreen Busingye. President Yoweri Museveni tweeted about Brig. Peter Chandia and Doreen Kobusingye's wedding Brig. Chandia and Busingye exchanged their holy matrimony vows at a scientific wedding ceremony that was held at St. John’s Church of Uganda, Entebbe on Saturday,  which was attended by a few close family members, military officers and other government officials. President Yoweri Museveni in a group photo with the newlyweds and their family members Shortly after tying the knot Brig. Chandia and his bride were host
FDC MP Mwijukye Cheats Death After Being Poisoned

FDC MP Mwijukye Cheats Death After Being Poisoned

FEATURED, NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza Veteran Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) stalwart Francis Mwijukye, who is the Member of Parliament for Buhweju County is bedridden and battling for his life after he survived poisoning last week. Mwijukye, who is currently undergoing specialised medical care following a lengthy detoxification process,  was reportedly poisoned  last week through food he ate at one of the top city hotels. Bedridden MP Francis Mwijukye shared a message with friends about his being poisoned He is said to have been rushed to hospital by family members shortly after complaining of abdominal complications and lucky enough medics did quick toxicology tests who turned out positive, which prompted them to immediately start the detoxification process. By the time of fil...
MP Sewanyana Jubilates As Bobi Wine Endorses Him Among NUP Candidates For Central Region

MP Sewanyana Jubilates As Bobi Wine Endorses Him Among NUP Candidates For Central Region

FEATURED, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza Kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has released a list of candidates that will contest on the National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket for Member of Parliament (MP) positions in the 2021 election, especially those that had been subjected to revaluation. Makindye  West MP Allan Ssewanyana is among those  jubilating because of the nomination, after  fellow NUP candidate David Musiri decided to stand down for him. The list of NUP candidates who have been nominated by Bobi Wine’s NUP include; Bujumba County, Kalangala District-Fred Kintu Lwanga Semaala Rubaga North, Kampala-Kawalya Abubaker Kawempe South, Kampala- Kazibwe Bashir Kawempe North, Kampala-Muhammad Ssegirinya Makindye West, Kampala-Allan Ssewanyana
Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund say door closed on any Man Utd deal for forward

Jadon Sancho: Borussia Dortmund say door closed on any Man Utd deal for forward

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
United missed Dortmund's August 10 deadline for the deal to be completed but came in with a £91.3m offer which was rejected earlier this week Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc insists Jadon Sancho's move to Manchester United during the current transfer window will not happen. "The door is closed, I have said this 27 times!", Zorc told reporters on Saturday. It is a view shared by the rest of Dortmund's hierarchy, head coach Lucien Favre, the club's players, and fans in the North Rhine-Westphalia city. Club captain Marco Reus has expressed his delight that his attacking team-mate is remaining at Signal Iduna Park. Other players have not been permitted to talk about Sancho to the media, but Thomas Meunier could not resist telling Sky Sports News:
Ruparelia Group Unveil Patented Sanitizer To Boost Fight Against COVID-19

Ruparelia Group Unveil Patented Sanitizer To Boost Fight Against COVID-19

FEATURED, Health
By Our Reporter The fight against the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) has opened the eyes of very many Ugandans about the need for sanitizers and as such, the Ruparelia Group of Companies has produced a marketable sanitizer that is being used to boost the fight against the virus. Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, who is the Managing Director of the Ruparelia Group of Companies, unveiled the sanitizer, which is branded with the company’s ‘RR’ label, on Thursday, at the Crane Chambers. This is the new Rexenol Hand Sanitizer He revealed that the Rexenol hand sanitizer, which was approved by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) comes in several packages that include 300Ml, 500Ml, 3 and five litres, depending on the clients’ demand. He explained that the Rexenol sanitizer will be dis
Midfielder Allan Kateregga Joins Dubai Bound Uganda Cranes Team

Midfielder Allan Kateregga Joins Dubai Bound Uganda Cranes Team

FEATURED, NEWS, SPORTS
Uganda Cranes midfielder Allan “Dancing Rasta” Kateregga has joined the 13 players who entered residential camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel, Kisaasi – Kampala on Saturday, 3rd October 2020. Kateregga joined the camp straight from Iraq where he is based at Ebril Sports Club. ‘Allan Kateregga joined us from Iraq where he was first subjected to the COVID-19 tests before traveling. As we await our own results, the team is upbeat before traveling to Dubai’ Abdallah Mubiru, first assistant coach stated. On Thursday, 1st October 2020, the 13 players and officials first underwent the COVID-19 testing at the team Hotel and self-isolated for 48 hours before the results will be declared. The head coach Johnathan McKinstry will name final team before the team flies out on Sunday afternoon at
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
Museveni Snubs Sudanese Peace deal Ceremony

Museveni Snubs Sudanese Peace deal Ceremony

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
JUBA – Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has snubbed the signing of the Sudanese peace agreement and has instead sent his Prime Minister, Sudans Post’s Nancy Abdel Rahman who is at the venue of the signing of the Sudanese peace deal in Juba reports. “Yesterday we were told by the head of the southern mediation team Tut Gatluak that the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will attend the signing ceremony of the peace agreement,” Nancy said. “However, we have just seen the Ugandan Prime Minister instead of President Museveni. Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has just arrived and we are waiting for other regional leaders to arrive at the venue,” she added, saying “the regional leaders are already in Juba.” Regional leaders gather in Juba Several leaders including the presiden
UGANDA   HAS REOPENED FOR TOURISM – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

UGANDA HAS REOPENED FOR TOURISM – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

FEATURED, NEWS, Tourism, TRAVEL
By Kashlee Kucheran On October 1, 2020, Uganda officially reopened both air and land borders and is once again allowing tourism to resume. After being closed since March 23rd, Entebbe International Airport has now reopened and has started to resume international flights. Uganda’s extremely diverse landscapes, natural wonders, and abundant wildlife have been attracting over 1.5 million tourists per year, so the nation is very keen to finally reopen safely. President Yoweri Museveni held a press conference in late September, stating: “The international airport and land borders will now be opened for tourists, coming in and going out, provided they tested negative 72 hours before arrival in Uganda However, the reopening of Uganda is not as cut and dry as some other Africa