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Baby Born to COVID-19 Positive Mother Tests Negative to Deadly Virus 2 1 Top story

The baby girl born to a mother who tested positive for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19 is negative. The baby's sample was taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI for testing and the results show that she does not have the virus.
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Gov't Clears People Power to Donate Food Relief COVID-19 Relief 1

URN has now learnt that items including flour, beans, salt and soap will be handed over to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.
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Market for Eggs Tumble as Hotels and Export Markets Close 3 1

A lot of eggs go to Kenya, South Sudan but traders are fearing to move. Many dealers who would come from Kenya to Uganda to take the eggs no longer come. Other consumers locally like makers of confectionery and organizers of parties are not working.
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Wakiso Considering Partnership with Private Clinics to Ease Accessibility Health Management

Dr. David Ssekabogo, the Wakiso Deputy District Health Officer, notes that given the nature of Wakiso, most health units are distant for residents.
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Moroto Nurses Seek Training on Handling COVID-19 Suspects CONVID 19 in uganda 3

The Moroto District COVID-19 Taskforce gazetted Nadunget Health Centre III and Nadunget Senior Secondary School as quarantine centres in the district. The two centres are less than 1 km apart along the Soroti -Moroto Highway.
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Mukono RDC Orders Closure of Major Markets Over Presidential Directives Covid-19 3 2

The decision taking effect tomorrow has been reached after the district task force making several engagements with the market leadership to maintain vendor to vendor four-metre distance and limiting numbers of buyers turning up in big numbers on top of vendors rejecting to sleep at work places.
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Kitgum Residents Not Observing Covid-19 Directives 1

Members of the task force say several residents within the municipality and sub county are clandestinely operating bars, gathering in drinking places, organizing discos, carrying passengers on motorcycles and overcrowding in public places.
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Buganda Kingdom Donates UGX 100m to COVID-19 Taskforce david wasajja kintu

Speaking at the handover of the items to the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prince David Wasajja, the young brother to the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said, it’s incumbent upon them to reach out to those most affected by the pandemic.
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COVID-19 Suspect in Soroti Who Escaped from Isolation Unit Found 1 2

The 40-year-old suspect, a resident of Kengere Ward in Eastern Division, Soroti Municipality had just returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC when he presented with high fever, cough and flu; the signs associated with COVID-19.
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Youth Burn Down House of Coronavirus Task force Member COVID-19 1

According to Abola, the youth from Olwal trading center in Pagoro village targeted him for reporting them for defying presidential directive on social distancing.
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Adjumani Coronavirus Patient Out of Danger-Hospital Adjumani hospital 1 1

The Adjumani Hospital Superintendent, Dr. Michael Ambaku told URN in a phone interview on Tuesday morning that the suspect has recovered from the symptoms of Corona virus, adding that they are now waiting for results from additional samples to decide on whether or not to release him.
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Workers Slowly Abandoning Urban Life for Villages as Lockdown Bites employees 3 2

Joseph Kato working at private construction company in Ishaka municipality Bushenyi District says he decided to return to his home in Hima, Kasese District because he was not sure of getting food that would sustaining him throughout the lock-down.
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106 Under Self Quarantine in Kabarole 2

Brian Kisembo, the Covid-19 District Focal person COVID-19 says that three of the suspects travelled back from Dubai and others from different countries.
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Africa Will Not be Used as COVID-19 Testing Ground- WHO COVID-19 Pandemic 1 3 Top story

The scientists identified as Jean-Paul Mira, the head of the Intensive Care Unit at Cochin Hospital in Paris and Camille Locht, the research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research –Inserm, were speaking during a debate on local French news channel-LCI.
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Hoima COVID-19 Task Force Receives Medical Supplies Worth UGX 48M From SBC 4 1

Mihail Gorachinov, the Senior Project Manager SBC Company says they thought it was wise to come up with an initiative that can help the district in fighting the pandemic as soon as possible during this period of national and international crisis.
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Contact Tracing for COVID -19 Suspects; a Surveillance Officers’ Day Ministry of Health 3

Currently, Uganda has 52 positive cases and 15 of them had already interacted with an unknown number of people in the community. In addition to these are the over 2,000 people who are thought to have been exposed to the disease as they travelled from different countries to Uganda around March 21 when Uganda registered the initial positive case.
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WHO Calls for Investment in Nurses 1 1

According to the report, if nothing is done to increase on the investment of training health workers, the world likely to have a shortage of 5.9 million nurses globally by 2030
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Mbarara Central Market Closed COVID-19 Outbreak 1 7

Muhammed Nyombi, the Mbarara Central Market Chairperson says the toilets are outside which puts lives of those that will sleep in the market at risk of contracting more diseases.
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Animal Campaigners Call for Global Ban of Wildlife Markets 1 Top story

Research indicates that 60 per cent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, meaning that they originate from animals, with 70 per cent of this thought to originate from wild animals. In the instance of COVID-19, the disease is believed to have its origins in snakes, bats and pangolins, while the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which emerged from a market in China’s Guangdong province, was linked to civet cats.
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Regional Referral Hospitals Lack Isolation, ICU Beds COVID-19 Treatment 4 1 Top story

A number of hospital administrators who spoke to our reporters on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal from their bosses, said they haven’t received any equipment. The few available beds are in terrible state and unfit for human use. In the Eastern Uganda, only two ICU beds are functional at Jinja Regional Referral hospital.
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