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36 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  36 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 593. The new cases were part of 1,310 samples that were tested on Friday. All the new cases are Ugandan contacts to people who have already tested positive …

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COVID-19: Nine Kampala front-line health workers positive

🔺9 frontline health workers from Kampala 🔺1 contact from Buvuma 🔺15 contacts from Kyotera 🔺2 contacts from Mayuge 🔺1 contact from Pader 🔺8 contacts from Yumbe 🔺11 foreigners from earlier collected samples tested positive for COVID-19 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The Ministry of Health has today …

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Arua hospital discharges three COVID-19 patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Regional Referral Hospital has discharged three people after successfully recovering from COVID-19, bringing the number of all those discharged to eight. The three, all adult male truck drivers; two from Oli division and one from Dadamu sub county in Arua district are part …

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Najjembe market vendors ordered to self isolate

Buikwe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | About 500 vendors from Najjembe market in Buikwe district are worried about losing their produce after being forced into the mandatory 14 day’s self isolation in their homes. The market was closed for disinfection on Thursday this week and all vendors ordered to self-isolate …

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OPM staff testing for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several members of staff in the Office of the Prime Minister-OPM are being screened for COVID-19. Julius Mucunguzi, the OPM spokesperson has confirmed the ongoing testing of their staff. The decision to test the staff members was reached after two drivers in the OPM …

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All ministers to be tested for COVID-19

  Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  All ministers especially those who attend cabinet meetings will undergo COVID-19 testing before they can attend the weekly sessions. According to the health ministry, testing of the ministers begun yesterday and continued today at the office of the Prime Minister. On the first day …

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