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Police Hunts For teachers, Parents Of Over Defying COVID-19  School Closure

Police Hunts For teachers, Parents Of Over Defying COVID-19 School Closure

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By Our Reporter The Police in Wakiso District have summoned parents, teachers and the administrators of Focus Primary School, after they landed on pupils in a class studying, which is total  contravention of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) presidential directives about closure of schools, universities and tertiary institutions in a bid to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The development came after the police landed on primary seven pupils from Focus Primary school located in Kasokoso, Kira municipality, Wakiso District, who were found taking classes as normal, in total defiance of the presidential directives. It should be noted that as one of the measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, all institutions of learning where temporarily closed in March. However, Kampala d...
‘Oral Nicotine Products Better Than Smoking Tobacco’- Experts

‘Oral Nicotine Products Better Than Smoking Tobacco’- Experts

FEATURED, Health
By Our Reporter Economists and leading international Tobacco Harm Reduction experts, drawn from Africa and Europe, have stated that snus and tobacco-free nicotine pouches are ‘at least 90% safer than smoking cigaretted.’ “This figure is “most likely closer to 99 per cent when you account for the food grade standard to which some of the latest products are produced,” said Mr. Atakan Befrits, a Sweden-based Tobacco Harm Reduction policy advocacy and products regulation expert. Mr. Befrits, who is also the Chairman of the board of Trustees for New Nicotine Alliance Sweden and COO of International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO), was one of the guest speakers at a webinar co-hosted by the Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) and the Africa Tobacco Harm Reduction
Uganda Registers Third COVID-19 Death As Cases Rise To 1,154

Uganda Registers Third COVID-19 Death As Cases Rise To 1,154

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By Our Reporter The Ministry of Health has revealed that Uganda has registered a third COVID-19 death after medics  reported the case of a Nigerian national who succumbed to the deadly virus on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 1,154 with 1,028 recoveries. A statement from the Ministry of Health about the latest COVID-19 death reads in part thus; “The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that Uganda has reclaimed one COV1D-19 death today. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths three(3). Ministry of Health Statement about COVID-19 updates The deceased is a 67-year-old male, of Nigerian origin and a resident of Kisenyi, in Kampala. He had symptoms consistent to COVID-19 which include; cough, fever, chest pain and difficulty in breathing and
UN Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund For Poor Families In Africa, Urges Gov’ts To Distribute Money To Each Household

UN Announces COVID-19 Relief Fund For Poor Families In Africa, Urges Gov’ts To Distribute Money To Each Household

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By Elite News Reporter Introducing a temporary basic income for the world's poorest people will not only give them the means to buy food and medicine, but could also help stop the spread of the coronavirus, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) stresses in a new report released on Thursday. The report, Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable People in Developing Countries, advocates for a time-bound and unconditional cash transfer to serve as a minimum income guarantee for 2.7 billion people living under or near the poverty line in 132 developing countries. The Temporary Basic Income, or TBI, is estimated to cost from $199bn to $465bn a month depending on how it is structured, and can last nine to 12 months - or longer if needed - as governments get to gr...
Clergy Cry Foul As Museveni Opens Arcades, Lifts Ban On Boda-bodas But Leaves Churches Closed

Clergy Cry Foul As Museveni Opens Arcades, Lifts Ban On Boda-bodas But Leaves Churches Closed

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Several religious leaders who include pastors, priests, reverends, sheikhs and other clergymen are crying foul after President Yoweri Museveni lifted the ban on boda-bodas and arcades, but left churches, mosques and  other places of worship closed. During his Tuesday night address about the government’s fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Museveni   announced that boda-bodas would resume transporting passengers and that some arcades would reopen after putting in place measures to observe the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19, but he left churches closed. Museveni revealed in his speech that total of 110 arcades will be opened after meeting SOPs and that thes
Sad News As Two  Min. Of Health Staff Perish In Nasty Accident

Sad News As Two Min. Of Health Staff Perish In Nasty Accident

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Shock has engulfed the staff of the Ministry of Health after three of their officials got involved in a tragic accident on Sunday, which left two of them dead and one critically injured. According to eyewitness, two officials attached to the ongoing Under The Net (MNET) program perished in the terrible road accident after the vehicle they were traveling in, a Prado TX registration number UAM 049E lost control, swerved off the road and rolled, before ramming into a boulder along the Kapchorwa–Mbale road. According to reports, the vehicle, the Ministry of Health staff were returning from Buikwe district where they were distributing mosquito nets when the driver lost control, forcing the vehicle to overturn. The deceased have since been identified as Isaac M
Angry Locals Clobber Police Officers To Pulp For Blocking Imbalu Over COVID-19

Angry Locals Clobber Police Officers To Pulp For Blocking Imbalu Over COVID-19

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By Elite News Reporter Manafwa, Mbale: A gang of irate locals in Manafwa District, Bugisu Sub-region on Sunday clobbered several policemen who tried to disperse a gathering that was launching the Bagisu cultural ceremony of circumcision, also known Imbalu. According to our sources, the police officers, who  are currently nursing injuries at Mbale Main Hospital, were clobbered as they attempted to remind Bagisu to observe the Ministry of Health Guidelines on Social Distancing as a way of preventing the spread of COVID-19. Medics stitching up the shattered head of one of the cops Our Moles in the area reveal that being a cultural norm of the Bagisu, the locals gathered on Saturday evening to kick-start Imbalu activities. However, police officers were deployed to stop th...
Police Arrest 32 Soccer Fans For Flouting Presidential COVID-19 Directives As They Watched Premier League

Police Arrest 32 Soccer Fans For Flouting Presidential COVID-19 Directives As They Watched Premier League

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By Keeefa Nuwahereza The Uganda police on Wednesday arrested several Ugandans who were watching premier league matches at various city hangouts over allegations of flouting Presidential directives on social distancing, as one ways to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the police, many of the suspects were arrested from bars, video shacks and restaurants as they watched premier league matches with so sense or practice of social distancing at all, yet this risks their lives and those of their loved ones by exposing them to higher chances of being infected with COVID-19. Commenting about the operation, Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that; “Last night we arrested 32 suspects for violating Presidential directives and Ministry of Health g
COVID-19 Lockdown:  People Power Leader Lusagala Arrested Over Feeding Hungry Ugandans

COVID-19 Lockdown: People Power Leader Lusagala Arrested Over Feeding Hungry Ugandans

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By Elite News Reporter Police in Nabisaalu zone, Makindye Division, Kampala, has arrested His Worship Bosco Lusagala, the Makindye Division Deputy Mayor and a People Power top coordinator, over distribution of essential goods to his hungry electorates. We have talked to His Worship Mayor Haji Ali Kasirye Nganda Mulyannyama over the matter, who confirmed the arrest. Hon. Lusagala, a renowned Democratic Party (DP) youth leader, was in the company of Jackline Nakajubi and Tony Muhumuza, both coordinators of opposition People Power movement when he was allegedly caught red-handed by Police giving handouts that included sugar, posho, beans  and soap to residents of Nabisaalu Zone,. The police said this act is in contravention of the presidential directive barring politicians...
Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 870 As World Death Toll Hits 500,000

Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise To 870 As World Death Toll Hits 500,000

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Ministry of Health has announced that the number of cumulative Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Uganda has risen to 870, after results from samples tested on  June 28th, 2020 confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases, who are all Ugandans. Officials from the Ministry revealed that 4 of the confirmed cases are among 1,784 cases tested from Points of Entry, while 7 are among 546 samples of alerts and contacts and that  the Total COVID-19 recoveries are  808. Statement from the Ministry of Health announcing the new cases of COVID-19 in Uganda It was also revealed in a statement from the Ministry that  Uganda currently has 190 active cases on admission and to date, no COVID-19 related death has been recorded in the country. In addition, a ...