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The president of Uganda prohibited private car use .

Points noted from the President's address to the nation on Monday 30.03.2020 at 8PM
1.  Nobody to move - even with private cars or boda-bodas from 10:00 pm tonight for 14 days!

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Keep safe: Kampala on lock down, the president’s directive

By Our Reporter

You all must have heard the news by now, if not fell it. The City is on a lockdown of sorts, movement is allowed but staying at home is generally what has been suggested. To ensure this is enabled, public transport has been postponed for at least two weeks whilst private cars are not allowed to carry no more than three people, including the driver.

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Breaking: Five new coronavirus cases in Uganda

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A tweet by Minister of State for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, today Wednesday, confirmed that Uganda has five new coronavirus cases bring the number to fourteen. “Dear Ugandans, this is a very critical moment for everyone as the number of positive cases keeps scaling up,” she said. “Five more people have been confirmed positive, including two of the six Chinese that were got in Zombo. They cannot be presented in court for fear of further spread.”

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Tourism, entertainment worst hit but economy to carry on- President Museveni

By Our Reporter

During this past weekend’s prayer session, President Yoweri Museveni acknowledged that tourism and entertainment industries were indeed affected by this. He said that apart from tourism and entertainment industries that would be greatly affected by the threat of COVID19 pandemic, the economy of Uganda would continue to thrive. 

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Don't be quarantined at home, call us for better ideas

You heard the 'big man', the city is not gonna be fun anymore. You have been told, albeit subtly to go find ways to stay away from crowds. But don't panic, we have a sea of locations that would make your quarantine less painful.

Is it water locations you seek? We have them, and for our readers, they will come at a subsidized price. Yes, View Uganda will do that for you! Maybe it's the jangle feel you need; somewhere to go on a search for the coveted apes. We got you! 

Normally these would cost more, but not this time, we share knock off a few for the first readers to reach out and book. As a thank you, you know? Does that sound like a deal? Then call us, we can't wait to make this social distancing season be your absolute best. And no, there won't be crowds!

 

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Schools closed, church postponed- President Museveni addresses the nation

The president addressed the nation on the Coronavirus pandemic and announced the drastic measures Uganda was taking. Though it doesn’t have a single confirmed case of the virus yet, Uganda will clearly do everything in its power to keep that way. At the risk of bring everything to a screeching halt, the president announced a 32 day of no large gatherings; this will spread to school, churches and even weddings. But here are the 13 points as clearly listed by the President’s press team.

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A walk into history: Singer Akon shot the Mama Africa song

By Our reporter

Like a treasure, it stays shy away from the buzzing Gulu town. Many know her as the 140 year old scenic setting where Senegalese-American R&B super star Akon shot the video for his song Mama Africa in July 2008. The four-minute video attempts to recapture the agonising crucifixion that the Arab slave traders subjected their captives to between the mid-18th century and end of the 19th century. This is Fort Patiko.

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Ugandans in tourism are losing jobs- Amos Wekesa

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By Our reporter

A recent meeting between the president and key stakeholders in the tourism sector saw pertinent issues raised. Amos Wekesa, a re-known tourism enthusiast and entrepreneur used the chance to speak up about the impact of the coronavirus on the sector. Wekesa asked the President why the tourism sector was still being taxed yet they weren’t working as much. This he later would explain once the President had directed the tourism officials to look into more flexible ways to deal with the issue.

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Coronavirus: Ugandan tests positive in Rwanda, cases increase across the border

 

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By Our Reporter

A Ugandan, 22 years of age, who arrived in Rwanda from London on March 15, has been named among the five coronavirus cases confirmed in Rwanda.  In reaction, Rwanda a country that borders Uganda to the west has since cancelled large public gatherings like concerts, rallies, trade fairs and sports, and intensified hand washing.

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Corona virus reaches Kenya

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By Our reporter

Yesterday, Thursday the 12th day of March, Kenya, a country that borders Uganda to the east got it’s much dreaded first corona virus case. Speaking to press, Mutahi Kagwe, Kenya's health minister said the patient had been diagnosed at the government's national influenza centre laboratory after travelling home via London on March 5.

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President Museveni on Corona Virus: Have you ever heard that Museveni is in the bed with legs up?

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By Our Reporter

As the Corona virus, largely burdening the Republic of China brings the world to its knees, Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had words. Speaking at a recent roundtable talk with different stakeholders, he said that Uganda would be taking even more strict precautions and emphasized why he hates diseases. “There is no shortcut, because if we are not strict, if we don’t stop these people who are having rampant sickness…” he said before quickly taking to a narration as to why his government was doing this. “Because some people were briefing me yesterday how it started in Italy.”

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A boom party for Kampala: A Cinderella is King

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It was a boom party to remember. Cinderella Sanyu, aka, the King Herself, or Cindy Baby as she would usually belt out in song, didn’t come to play. Not one bit! It had never been done by a female musician, no Sir! Hell, that venue had disappointed even international stars. It is a venue for the acclaimed, those who fear no one; those with the musical muscle. However, the Lugogo Cricket oval was full to bream last Saturday, Cindy did that.

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Corona virus: 14 day isolation or return to your country

By Our Reporter

Like the rest of the world is, Uganda has gone on full alert of the deadly Corona virus. A press release by the Uganda Tourism Board in respect to the health ministry’s precautions affirms this. In the statement, the section dubbed, Interventions in Uganda & travel recommendations by the Ministry of Health, showed the plan. Though Uganda was yet to have a single case, UTB noted that this has greatly affected the global tourism and travel industry, and has put a limitation on travel to and from various countries.

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A journey to save the sheer butter tree: Gerima walks to Kenya

By Our Reporter

He is not new to it, Gerima Mustafa, has in fact walked top Arua before. His passion for the pertinent cause that is saving the shea butter tree remains unmatched. An article by Kenya’s The Star upon his arrival in Kenya caught the eye. A write-up into what transpired, dubbed, Ugandan activist for shea tree finishes walk to Nairobi, told of these strides. The environmental walker’s encounter the writer insists ended thusly:

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Journey with us to the wild at a subsidized rate

Rushaga gorilla lodge Bwindi National park 

Yesterday, the world celebrated wild life. Today, we thought we might gently remind you that View Uganda can take you, our readers to these destinations at a subsidized rate to see some wildlife. Yes, we are subsidizing for our readers! 

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The wild Lodges

Rushaga gorilla lodge Bwindi National park 

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No, Uganda doesn’t have any Corona Virus cases yet

By Our Reporter

The week started on a rather disturbing note. A video of Chinese nationals suspected to be having the Corona virus here in Uganda made rounds. So news of the Corona virus allegedly reaching Uganda went wild and for a while couldn’t be quelled.  A one Gillian Nantume, a reporter with NTV made things worse. 

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As men shun responsibilities, women are taking over- Archbishop Kaziimba

By View Uganda

No handshakes. No flashy photography. As you all might know by now, Uganda has a new Archbishop. And yes, these were among the rules in the just concluded and well attended enthronement ceremony of the new Archbishop of church of Uganda. The ceremony to usher in the ninth archbishop of the Province of the Church of Uganda held at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe in Kampala was steered by the Rt Rev Jackson Nzerebende Tembo, the Dean of the Province.

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Pian Upe: A beauty worth the journey

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By Solomon Oleny

It is known, a common understanding generally, that world over, the most prized of treasures are not within easy reach. Think of diamond and gold as an examples, yeah? It takes lots of resources, time and dedication before one can have these jewels. But, aren’t they are worth every sweat? Precious jewels aside, did you know Uganda has many of those mostly curved into its boastful tourism sector.  One such is Pain Upe Wildlife Reserve, a conservancy in Eastern Uganda.

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Uganda shines in Uruguay: A rugby story

Uganda's lan Munyani in action .(pic by the Rubby Union )

For Rugby lovers, telling the whole story is no doubt pertinent, but those passionate about marketing destination Uganda, this tournament present a grave opportunity. The news of Uganda’s impressive show in Uruguay is worth the detail, and a report by the African Press Organisation brought with it said details. From the inaugural first March against Jamaica to the last against Zimbabwe; here is the account, match for match!

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