TRANSFER RUMORS: Ozil, Ceballos, Todibo, Gomes, Vinicius, Mahrez

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, 31, will not leave the club this summer and instead see out the remaining year left on his Gunners contract. (Fanatik, via Football London) Arsenal hope to keep on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, 23, until the current Premier League season can be finished, but are not planning to extend the Spain international’s deal with the club for another campaign. (El Confidencial, via Metro) RB Leipzig have joined Everton in wanting to sign 20-year-old French defender Jean-Clair Todibo from Barcelona. (HITC) Manchester United are interested in signing 19-year-old Argentine playmaker Thiago Almada, who has also been linked with Arsenal, from Velez…

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Premier League Clubs facing £340m TV REFUND even if season resumes

By DailyNewsUG Sports Correspondent, Premier League clubs have been told they could have to repay an estimated £340m to domestic and international broadcasters – even if the season resumes behind closed doors. And BBC Sport has learned the clubs were warned on Monday that figure could rise if the season is curtailed or if relegation is scrapped. Club officials met on Monday to continue talks on ‘Project Restart’. Items including playing matches at neutral venues were also discussed. The refund has been requested as matches are not taking place as…

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TRUMP: White House Staffers Told to Wear Masks

By DailyNewsUG Correspodnent WHITE HOUSE – The system at the White House did not break down and “we’ve controlled it very well,” U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday when asked about two people close to him or Vice President Mike Pence testing positive for the coronavirus. “I felt no vulnerability whatsoever,” said Trump in the wake of one of his military valets and the vice president’s press secretary contracting COVID-19. Several members of the task force, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, Centers…

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Did Coronavirus Come from Bat Guano Trade?

By John Xie Bat guano is one of the most popular ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine. It is used for treating eye disorders, blood stasis and embolism. PIC – Bats from a cave fly over Wat Khao Chong Phran Temple in search of food during dusk in Ratchaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, September 14, 2009. Scientists suspect COVID-19 originally came from a bat, which may have harbored a wide range of coronaviruses. Despite the pandemic, the global trade in bat products continues, including in their highly prized feces, called guano.…

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Uganda & Kenya Covid-19 kitties get USD$1.2b boost

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, In Summary – Disbursed under the Rapid Credit Facility, Kenya will receive $739 million, – Uganda is set to get $491.5 million. The International Monetary Fund has extended $1.2 billion in emergency funding to Kenya and Uganda to respond to the coronavirus pandemic that is wreaking havoc to economies. Disbursed under the Rapid Credit Facility, Kenya will receive $739 million to help it meet urgent balance of payments needs stemming from the pandemic that has left the country with significant fiscal and external financing needs and disrupted…

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Stock market wipes out Kenyan pensioners’ $350m in just three months

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Kenyan retirees lost over Ksh35 billion ($350 million) to falling stock prices and soaring inflation as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the country’s economy in the past three months. A survey conducted by Zamara Consulting Actuaries covering 415 pension schemes with a total of Ksh852.4 billion ($8.52 billion) in assets under management shows that the returns on pensioners’ investments in the three months to March 31 dropped, prompting a shift from equities to bonds. “Pension funds have been heavily exposed to equities. And with this kind…

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Covid-19: Kenya cases rise to 700

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Kenya’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 700 after 28 more people tested positive, Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman has said today. The new cases include 10 from Mombasa County, 9 from Kajiado, 7 in Nairobi and 2 from Wajir. He said all the cases in Kajiado were truck drivers tested at the Namanga border point with Tanzania. 841 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. One more patient died in Nairobi bringing total deaths to 33, while 251 have recovered from the virus.…

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COVID patients in S.Sudan refuse oblige with Health Workers

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, South Sudan which eased its lockdown measures on Thursday last week, recorded a further 36 confirmed cases to increase its national tally to 156. South Sudan’s Health ministry warned that there could be a full-blown outbreak of coronavirus in the country, as some COVID-19 patients are refusing to cooperate with health workers. COVID-19 is the illness triggered by the coronavirus. The virus has spread from the capital, Juba, to the cities of Yei and Bentiu and the disputed Abyei region along the Sudan/South Sudan border. Dr Mathew…

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Ishaka-Bushenyi Residents Accuse COVID-19 Taskforce of Selling Relief Food

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Ishaka-Bushenyi Residents Accuse COVID-19 Taskforce of Selling Relief Food. Residents of cell B and A in Ishaka Municipality say that instead of getting the food at no cost, many of them are forced to pay for it. Joan Tumwebaze, the Vice-Chairperson of Cell B said that she bought two 5-kilogram bags of maize flour at 10,000 Shillings, even when the bags were branded with particulars of Hajji Basajjabalaba, who donated them to the taskforce.

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Families Storm Opposition Leader’s Home Demanding Food Aid  Top story 

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Geoffrey Oceng, a concerned resident of Gulu Town argues that many people might continue storming the residences of their leaders because of starvation resulting from the delayed government response to the needy. Betty Aol Ochan (née Betty Aol), also Betty Aol Ocan, is a Ugandan educator and politician, who has served as the Leader of Opposition in Uganda’s Parliament since 3 August 2018.

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