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Excessive Inflows from Rivers Responsible for L. Victoria Rising Water Levels . lake victoria 4 4

Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) says some of the rivers that flow into the lake are filling up due to the higher rains received particularly in Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi. There are 23 rivers that flow into the lake, eleven of them coming from Tanzania. However, by 8th May, 2020, the water level was at 13.42 metres, surpassing the 13.41 metres of 1964 which had been the highest ever recorded in 50 years.
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Seven Frontline Health Workers Contract COVID-19 1 Top story

It has been confirmed that two of the seven workers are from Lira Regional Referral Hospital. The duo, a lead nurse and medical officer have been admitted at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital while the rest are at Mulago Specialised Hospital.
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Karamoja Border Districts Seek COVID-19 Surveilence Vehicles porous borders 3

There are four border districts in Karamoja including Moroto, Amudat, Kaabong and Karenga which share a common border with South Sudan and Kenya. However, as South Sudan and Kenya register more COVID –19 cases, there are growing concerns of importation of the virus through the border posts in Karamoja.
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Pictorial: Hygiene Procedures for COVID-19 Management at Entebbe Hospital

Uganda Radio Network visited the hospital and brings pictures from the donning and doffing room and other hygiene procedures health workers undertake outside the confirmed zone.
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31 Contacts of COVID-19 Positive Patients Isolated in Isingiro MOH 2

The 27 were picked from Kikagate trading centre after receiving information that the truck driver they came in contact with had tested positive to COVID-19 at Mirama Hills Border last week.
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WHO Urging Countries to Revamp Awareness on Dangers of Tobacco Consumption 2 1

Lukwata didn’t reveal specific data for the number of young smokers in Uganda but acknowledged that Shisha is popular among this age group with three in ten youth in Kampala reporting to have used it. In terms of percentages, tobacco use prevalence stands at 4.6% for females and 11% for males.
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Busia District COVID-19 Task Force, MP Macho Clash Over Closure of Produce Market 1

Trouble between the MP and the task force started in the meeting held at district headquarters on Friday when MP Macho raised a concern of allowing traders to open their stores and sell off their produce that they had stocked. However, the RDC Capt Chris Mike Okiria disagreed with him saying that they must get directives from the office of the Minister of internal affairs before the market is reopened.
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COVID-19: Four Isolated in Kwania for Coming into Contact with Truck Drivers 4

Lucy Olot, an eye witness who is also a Community member at Aduku town council, said the suspects were cited interacting with the truck drivers last night. The matter was reported to the surveillance team who alerted police patrol who took them for institutional quarantine.
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COVID-19: Lira Regional Hospital Should Prepare to Handle More Cases Ministry of Health 5 1

Although Lira is already overwhelmed with patients just like the other Referral hospitals in the region, the officials says more patients will have to be brought in since sporadic cases are still being confirmed.
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Renovation of Queensway to Cost over UGX2 Billion - Kitaka 1

Works on the road that started in March involve replacement of the formation layer also known as the sub-base, the base layer which is made out of a mixture of crushed rocks and marram and the Asphalt made layer.
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Kabambiro Sub-County Residents to Get Clean Water NWSC 3 1

Stanley Okettayot the water and sanitation engineer working with water for people says the project aims at providing water to improve on community hygiene and sanitation since communities have been attributing poor hygiene to lack of water.
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10:59

Uganda Lost 213 Boat Engines to Congolese Thugs since 2016 - UPDF Lake Albert 2 1

The Engines were robbed and taken to either Tchomia or Kasenyi landing sites in Bunia district Ituri province situated in the Eastern part of the Democratic republic of Congo.
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Makerere to Start Study on COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health Makerere University 2

Apart from patients, Nakasujja said owning to the fact that COVID-19 was a new phenomenon to even health workers, a group of other researchers at the University are analyzing health workers who are involved in treatment of the viral respiratory infection to see how they perceive their jobs now and if they have really been affected.
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09:56

Mbarara Police Stranded with Body Retrieved from River Rwizi 1

The body was retrieved from River Rwizi at Katera cell, Ruti ward, Nyamitanga division, Mbarara municipality on Saturday evening.
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Heavy Rains Destroy Crops in Bududa 1 1

Zainabu Watsemba a farmer from Shanemba village in Bunaporo parish said all her food crops she planted including beans,maize sugar canes are all destroyed. She said she had planted in three gardens but all have been destroyed by rain. She asked government for intervention saying they are badly off.
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