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Cubans warn of new COVID-19 variant

Havana, Cuba | Xinhua |  As a new virus variant has been detected in many countries, Cuban resident Raymond Perez has fortified himself with more robust COVID-19 preventive measures. “Hygiene is essential to reduce the risk of being infected by the virus,” he said after strengthening handwashing behavior at his …

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Museveni gets back to work after recovering from COVID-19

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today resumed official work as Head-of-State, a day after confirming his recovery from COVID-19. In a statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit, Museveni chaired the weekly cabinet meeting at State House Entebbe on Monday. Museveni has been under self-isolation …

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Museveni COVID-19 infection raises several questions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni yesterday attended the budget reading ceremony virtually, a week after declaring that he had contracted COVID-19, which triggered mixed reactions from the public. While all indicators show that the president will soon be out of isolation since health experts advise …

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MUSEVENI: I am not in ICU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said he is doing a lot of  ‘paper work’ at State House and not in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as Kenyans on social media have claimed. “Some few individuals from, I think, Kenya, saying that I was in ICU …

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Costs of COVID-19 tests worry LOP Mpuuga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga has questioned the costs of COVID-19 tests at national events. Mpuuga’s call came hours before the President’s State of the Nation Address at the Kololo Independence Grounds in the capital, Kampala on Wednesday. According to …

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