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12:30
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Study Reveals Health Workers have Bad Attitude Towards COVID-19 public health 1

“About four-fifth of the respondents had poor attitude toward COVID-19 and just over 70% of the Health Care Workers-HCWs had good practices toward COVID-19 especially those aged 40 years or more,” says the descriptive study undertaken through WhatsApp Messenger.
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Kigezi Clerics: Coronavirus Pandemic Has Leveled the World Easter Sunday 6 1

Bishop Bagamuhunda advised Christians to pray to God as the only source of life and love as they implement the Covid19 preventive guidelines like regular hand washing with soap.
03:13
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South Sudan Registers First COVID -19 Case resident 1

Unlike other countries, South Sudan took early measures eve before registering the first case. the government declared a curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 06:00 am ad also ordered the closure of all bars, night clubs, and shops, other than those selling food, in addition to encouraging people to observe social distancing rules.
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Church Seeks Clarity on Prayer Guidelines after Arrest of Father Kiibi mass 1

The call comes barely hours after the arrest of Rev Fr Deogratius Kiibi Kateregga from St. Joseph parish in Mpigi town for allegedly defying the guidelines. Fr Kiibi was arrested by Police Officers, working with District Internal Security Officer and UPDF soldiers, early today.
19:06
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COVID 19: KCCA Bans Weekly, Open and Roadside Markets Law Enforcement 5 2

The Minister for Kampala Metropolitan Affairs, Betty Amongi, says only gazetted markets will be allowed to operate. She says weekly market commonly known as Mubuulo are usually overcrowded and bring together traders from different parts of the country, which poses a health risk.
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Mbarara Churches Fail to Implement Corona Virus Preventive Measures COVID -19 outbreak 1 4 Top story

Dr. Denis Barigye, a Christian at Uganda Martyrs Church blamed the church leadership for failure to implement the Corona Virus preventive measures suggested by the Ministry, which exposes their flock to danger.
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Suspected Corona Virus Patient Isolated at Kihihi Health Center COVID-19 1 1 Top story

The Kanungu District Health Educator, Kato Besisira, says the suspect revealed to health workers that he started feeling unwell on Wednesday two weeks after travelling Canadian tourists. He says the suspect decided to visit the health facility after his situation escalated and was experiencing chest pain, flue, fever, cough and colds.
12:18
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No Registered Case of Corona Virus in Kampala –Health Ministry coronavirus 1 Top story

In a statement issued this morning, the Senior Health Ministry Publicist, Emmanuel Ainebyoona, says no single COVID-19 case has been registered in the country. He also clarifies that the Health Ministry surveillance teams received an alert from Royal Complex on Friday of a lady suspected to have COVID-19 infection.
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Schools Cancel Visitation, Ask Pupils to Buy Hand Sanitisers Alex Kakooza 3 1 Top story

Namugongo Girls Primary School and Mugwanya Preparatory School Kabojja are not the only ones that have taken drastic measures to deal with the pandemic.
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COVID-19 Likely to Cost Global Economy USD 1 Trillion in 2020 – UNCTAD coronavirus 3 2 Top story

“We envisage a slowdown in the global economy to under two per cent for this year, and that will probably cost in the order of USD 1 trillion, compared with what people were forecasting back in September,” said Richard Kozul-Wright, the Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at UNCTAD.
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A Quarter of Ugandan Adults Suffer from Hypertension-Study Richard Idro 2

Dr. Richard Idro, the president Uganda Medical Association, says the number of younger people between 20 and 30 years of age with hypertension is multiplying yet most of them are not aware of the condition.
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Locusts Invasion: Public Health Specialists Weigh in On Impact of Chemicals district 4 7

Arnold Waiswa Ayazika, the NEMA director, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance says beyond the suppressing of the locusts, NEMA is interested in monitoring the potential impact of chemicals on water sources, food crops and or any other non-target organisms.
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UCI Calls for Vaccination of Boys Against HPV Health Minister 3

Responding to concerns raised by the World Health Organization this morning urging countries to come up with nation specific interventions to counter unnecessary cancer deaths, Orem said they are already strengthening treatment as they have now upgraded from a single radiotherapy machine to three in addition to stocking more essential medicines.
19:12
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Muhakanizi: No Money for Corona Virus Emergency Finance Ministry 2 1 Top story

Muhakanzi said there is no money to manage the Corona Virus emergency once it reaches the country. He said that the matter was discussed in Cabinet on Monday as well as the issue of locusts, saying Cabinet approved the release of Shillings 15 billion from the Contingency Fund for the locust preparedness.
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Wanted Omoro Man Found Dead in Gulu Patrick Jimmy Okema 3

Patrick Jimmy Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN over the weekend that Onencan`s body was found lying in a bush. He says next to the body was a packet of carbofuron, one of the most toxic pesticides which the deceased is believed to have ingested to end his life.
10:37
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Uganda Sets New Target as Efforts to End Trachoma by 2020 Fail Health Ministry

Dr. Gilbert Baayenda, the Programs Officer for Trachoma Control/ Elimination Program in the Health Ministry told URN on Tuesday that they are making final touches to eradicate trachoma from Uganda. He says that only three out of the initial 50 districts still have the prevalence of five percent of the entire population suffering from the disease.
10:57
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Sironko District Embarks on Mass Vaccination Against Rabies 2

James Gibiri and Denis Wajala, both farmers in Sironko district, say they spend lots of money to get their animals and birds vaccinated. Rabies is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system particularly causing inflammation in the brain.
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Bundibugyo Ebola Survivor Narrates Ordeal health worker 1 5

Mpanga, a resident of Busaru Sub County in Bundibugyo district, recalls that trouble started in July 2007 when his brother-in-law attended the burial of a person who was suspected to have died of Ebola in Ngamba Sub County.
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NPA Developing Tool to Measure Progress Towards Attainment of Universal Health Coverage Joyce Moriku Kaducu 2 1 Top story

Sarah Nahalamba, the Acting Head of Department Population and Social Planning at the National Planning Authority-NPA, says they have recognized this challenge and are coming up with a tool to measure progress and where they have gone wrong.
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