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Scientists raise concern over hydroxychloroquine study

Paris, France | AFP | Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine published in the Lancet that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine, normally used to treat arthritis, has become …

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Gulu Hospital expands COVID-19 treatment centre

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu Regional Referral Hospital has increased its capacity to admit more COVID-19 patients. This follows the renovation of the Multi-drug-resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) ward at the hospital that has improved the capacity to 100. The hospital initially had space for only 14 cases. Emmanuel Ainebyoona, …

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36 new cases of COVID-19 Confirmed

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country now stands at 317 after 36 new cases were recorded from tests conducted on Thursday. The new cases comprise 24 truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu, Malaba and Lia points of entry. At …

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