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WHO deploys 2 physicians at Gulu hospital

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation – WHO will dispatch two physicians to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital to boost the fight against COVID-19. The COVID-19 case management team headed by Dr Paska Apiyo is overstretched and the WHO reinforcement is expected to boost their effort in …

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WHO reports record virus cases as Trump mulls in-person G7

Washington, United States | AFP |  The World Health Organization has reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, as US President Donald Trump proposed hosting world leaders for the annual G7 summit as a sign of “normalization.” The WHO said Wednesday that more than 106,000 virus cases had been reported …

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10 new COVID-19 cases recorded

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The  number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 274 after 10 truck people tested positive for the disease. The 10 include nine truck drivers and one contact of a confirmed truck driver. This brings the number of confirmed cases for truck drivers to …

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Why schools are anxious about reopening

It is very clear that guidelines will impose more Covid-19 prevention related costs on schools. Who will meet the extra costs? COMMENT | Justus Mugisha | We all breathed a sigh of relief when President Yoweri Museveni on Monday  announced partial re-opening of schools. But the more I think about …

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