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Income key factor in coronavirus cases: study

Paris, France | AFP | People living in the most deprived areas of Britain are more than four times likelier to test positive for COVID-19 than those living in the richest neighbourhoods, new research showed Saturday. A University of Oxford study looked at more than 3,600 COVID-19 test results from national programmes and found that …

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WHO takes the plunge with COVID-19 knowledge pool

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization on Friday urged countries, companies and researchers to pull down the barriers and open up their findings on COVID-19 as it unveiled a global knowledge-sharing platform. The information pool is intended to be a voluntary worldwide repository of intellectual property and open-sourced data, allowing everyone involved …

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UGANDA: 43 new COVID-19 cases

UPDATE UGANDA 🔸 43 new cases (truck drivers) ✳ 69,729 UG Tests done ✳ 203 Confirmed cases ✳ 63 Recoveries ✳ 0 deaths Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A record 43 positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed by the Ministry Of Health on Friday, as Uganda’s tally rose to 203. It …

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Uganda pardons 180 Rwandan prisoners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One hundred and eighty of the 833 prisoners recently pardoned by President Yoweri Museveni were Rwandans. The release of the 180 Rwandans is a sign that despite the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,  Uganda is continuing to implement measures agreed in the Luanda Peace …

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Covid-19: One person discharged from Masaka hospital

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Masaka Regional Referral Hospital on Thursday discharged one person, who has recovered from COVID-19.  The recovered person, was the first to be admitted at the treatment centre. He is a Burundian refugee living in Uganda at Nakivale settlement camp in Isingiro district.   He tested positive …

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