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UNRA office in Luweero closed after 4 staff test positive for COVID-19

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UNRA Luweero office has been closed

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) office in Luweero town council has been closed after four staff tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, the ministry of Health released results indicating that four staff working at the UNRA office in Luweero had tested positive for coronavirus disease. The four were part of the 105 staff, service providers and security guards at the UNRA station who were tested by Luweero district health department at the end of last week.

As a result, Luweero district health officials rushed to the station and picked three of the infected staff and the fourth from Migeera town council in Nakasongola district.

Henry Kasule the Luweero district surveillance focal person explains that the patients were transferred to Entebbe Grade B hospital for treatment and the other staff ordered to undergo self-quarantine.

Kasule explained that only 32 staff are based in Luweero town whereas others are from Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts where they will be monitored by respective health officials. Kasule says that they have since ordered UNRA to close the station for the next 14 days and have the offices are fumigated with immediate effect.

Luweero district health department resolved to order staff to undergo self-isolation at their homes over lack of space and supplies at district quarantine center located at Nyimbwa health center IV.

Moses Nyakana the manager of Luweero UNRA station confirmed the closure of the office and are in the process of fumigating the premises.

Nyakana added that they will halt some operations but some officers who are not among the affected will remain in the field to ensure continuity of the projects. Ministry of Health notes that over 60 persons have tested positive of COVID-19 pandemic in Luweero district but the majority of them are soldiers at Bombo Military barracks and only three are community infections.  

According to COVID 19 test results, Luweero district has registered eight new infections. Across the country, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 3,037 and 32 deaths.





Source – observer.ug

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21 workers trapped in flooded mine in China’s Xinjiang | China News

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CCTV says rescuers have located 12 of the 21 trapped miners.

Eight miners have been rescued and 21 remain trapped in a coal mine in China’s Xinjiang region after flooding cut power underground and disrupted communications, according to state media.

The accident happened in Fengyuan coal mine in Hutubi County on Saturday evening, when staff were upgrading the site, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Rescuers had located 12 of the 21 trapped miners, broadcaster CCTV said, but it was unclear if they were all together.

Rescue personnel were trying to pump water from the flooded shaft and have been piping air into the mine.

Pipes were being laid but the pumping operation was going to be challenging, CCTV said.

Mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record and enforcement of regulations is often lax.

In January, 22 workers were trapped in a mine in east China’s Shandong province after an explosion damaged the entrance, leaving workers stuck underground for about two weeks.

Eleven men were pulled out alive, 10 died and one miner remained unaccounted for.

In December, 23 miners died after being trapped underground in the southwest city of Chongqing – just months after 16 others died from carbon monoxide poisoning at another coal mine in the city.



Source – www.aljazeera.com

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African Champions League: CR Belouizdad join Sundowns in quarter-finals

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Amir Sayoud in action for Algerian club CR Belouizdad
Amir Sayoud opened the scoring for Algerian club CR Belouizdad as they beat South African hosts Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0.

Algerian champions CR Belouizdad earned the win they needed over hosts Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa to clinch a place in the African Champions League quarter-finals.

Amir Sayoud took his tally in the competition to seven when he gave Belouizdad the lead over Sundowns in Pretoria on 29 minutes.

That advantage was doubled just before half-time as Ahmed Gasmi headed home a cross from Zinelaabidine Boulakhoua.

It was a measure of revenge for the Algerians who were embarrassed by Sundowns on home soil in the reverse fixture when the South Africans won 5-1 in February.

In Friday’s other Group B game DR Congo’s TP Mazembe, who were already out of contention to make the last eight came from behind to clinch a 2-1 win over Sudan’s Al Hilal.

The Sudanese club had needed a win to have any chance at all of progressing.

Al Hilal made the ideal start in their bid to win against former African champions Mazembe – Eid Mugadam gave them the lead after just two minutes in Lumbumbashi – but 16 minutes later Hilal contributed to their own downfall as Ivorian defender Mohamed Ouattara scored an own goal to level the game at 1-1.

Mazembe won the game thanks to a goal from Isaac Tshibangu, who scored just moments after he came on as substitute.

The draw for the quarter and semi-finals will be held on 30 April at the Confederation of African Football’s headquarters in Cairo.

Friday’s Group B results:

  • TP Mazembe (DR Congo) 2-1 Al Hilal (Sudan)
  • Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) 0-2 CR Belouizdad (Algeria)



Source – www.bbc.co.uk

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Ghana's farmers eye sweet success from chocolate

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Ghana is the world’s second largest cocoa producer but sees little of the profits from chocolate – for now.



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