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COVID-19: Museveni address on today, 8pm

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni will tonight at 8pm, address the country on efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and outline new measures to ease the lock-down. He is expected to explain measures to be put in place to open up public transport on June 4, …

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Kitgum resumes equipping Covid-19 treatment centre

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum district health authorities have embarked on equipping the COVID-19 treatment center at Kitgum General Hospital following a surge in COVID-19 positives cases in Gulu district. Health Officials note that the surge in numbers of COVID-19 patients in Gulu coupled with an already overstretched …

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Virus-battered Italy faces worst recession since WWII

Milan, Italy | AFP |  Facing its deepest recession since World War II and with business confidence collapsing, the coronavirus pandemic is hitting Italy’s economy hard. Business confidence in the eurozone’s third largest economy in May plummeted to its lowest level since official statistics institute ISTAT started the index in March …

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