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12 COVID-19 patients discharged from Entebbe hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twelve patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have today been discharged from Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital. All the recovered patients are long-distance truck drivers who had spent an average of 21 days at the hospital The discharge of the 12 recovered …

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Gulu hospital discharges 34 COVID patients

  Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu Regional Referral Hospital has discharged 34 patients who recovered from COVID-19. Of the 34, 26 are Ugandan truck drivers while eight are foreign truck drivers. They tested positive for the virus from Elegu border point in Amuru district. Dr Paska Apiyo, a …

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WHO warns pandemic accelerating in Africa

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The speed the new coronavirus jumped from 100,000 to 200,000 confirmed cases in Africa shows just how quickly the pandemic is accelerating on the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. According to an AFP tally, Africa topped the 200,000 mark on Tuesday. “It took 98 days to reach the …

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Prison confirms first coronavirus case

Namutumba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons Services has recorded its first coronavirus case in Kayiti prison, Namutumba district. Addressing a daily security briefing at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Frank Baine, the spokesperson of Prisons said that the case is a suspect who had previously had contact …

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