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Soroti Municipal officials evade COVID-19 clearance test

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight Soroti Municipal officials who have been under self-isolation in Soroti municipality have evaded the COVID-19 clearance test. The officials had traveled to Sweden for official duties and returned around mid- March. After testing negative at Entebbe International Airport, they were advised to remain …

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Boda boda rider shot for violating curfew

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso police shot and injured a defiant motor cyclist in Kisimbiri trading centre. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango only identifies the injured Boda boda rider is 30-year-old Vincent. According to Onyango, the rider was shot in the buttocks on Tuesday night during …

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Taxi operators struggling to survive after lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi operators are feeling the pinch following the ban on public transport as part of the measure against the spread of the coronavirus. President Yoweri Museveni banned public transport for 14 days on March 26th, 2020 to regulate the movement of people. Unlike their …

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Chinese firms donate UGX 98M to Nakaseke for COVID19 fight

Nakaseke, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Nakaseke district has received a boost of Shillings 98 million from Chinese firms in Kapeeka Town council to finance the activities of the Corona Virus Task Force. The money was handed over to Nakaseke district by General Salim Saleh, the Chairperson of the 16 Chinese …

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No insurance cover for Uganda’s coronavirus patients

  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | International Air Ambulance (IAA) Healthcare, a leading Health Membership Organisation in Uganda has announced that it will not cater for medical bills for any of its clients infected with coronavirus. This follows declaration of the disease as pandemic by the World Health Organisation. …

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COVID-19: IMC clinics to close during curfew hours

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The International Medical Center-IMC has decided to stop night operations because of the curfew announced by president, Yoweri Museveni. In a message to its clients issued on Tuesday IMC said, “due to the COVID19 situation in the country  and the presidential directive, IMC  has decided …

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Woman gives birth to twins on roadside

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Hadija Mudondo, a resident of Kabwangasi sub county in Butebo district  gave birth to two bouncing babies along Mbale-Soroti Road in Mbale municipality on Tuesday afternoon. Mudondo and her little sister had walked on foot for over 15 kilometers from Butebo district to Mbale Regional …

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