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COVID-19: Uganda records 701 new infections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda on Tuesday recorded its highest cases of COVID-19 after 701 people tested positive for the disease. The cases were part of 5,578 samples that were tested. According to the Ministry of Health, the highest numbers of reported cases were from Kampala with 290 positives …

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It is urgent that Uganda’s presidential candidates sign a Peace Pact

COMMENT | Crispin Kaheru | It is high time that Presidential candidates sign an Election Peace Pact with the objective of securing a peaceful General Election due next month. Given the escalating circumstances, formal and informal institutions including: the heads of Government organs such as Judiciary, Parliament and the Executive, must …

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WHO launches new alliance to combat false information on COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new alliance, the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA), to coordinate actions and pool resources in combating misinformation around COVID-19 pandemic and other health emergencies in Africa. Digital platforms have been flooded with COVID-19-related information since the pandemic …

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Medics ask gov’t to set up post COVID-19 clinics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics involved in the treatment of COVID-19 have asked the government to set up follow up clinics. They say the current practice of government discharging patients the moment they test negative leaves many of them experiencing long term effects with no medical care. According to …

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