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Wakiso receives 2.4 million face masks for free distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district has received 2.4million face masks from government for free distribution to residents as part of the Covid-19 preventive measures. The mask distribution exercise was officially launched by Wakiso Resident District Commissioner, Rose Kirabira at the district headquarters on Wednesday. She revealed that …

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India’s COVID-19 cases surpass 1.8 million

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  India’s health ministry announced on Monday that the country’s COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1.8 million, reaching 1,803,695. As many as 52,972 fresh cases were added to the tally in the past 24 hours, according to data released by the ministry. Meanwhile, 771 deaths took place …

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DHO issues verbal COVID-19 results to reduce delays

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  District Health Officers (DHOs) have opted to offer verbal COVID-19 results for timely service, amidst piling pressure on the Ministry of Health over the delayed return of results.  Masaka District DHO Dr Stuart Musisi says that since they stopped taking their results to the testing …

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Uganda records 5th Covid19 death

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has recorded its fifth Covid19 death, the Health Ministry has revealed. The deceased is a 46-year-old female Ugandan of Indian origin. The deceased, a resident of Kibuli a city suburb was first admitted at Kibuli Muslim hospital with symptoms related to the viral respiratory …

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