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Hoima residents abandon hand washing

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Hoima Municipality are abandoning hand washing.  Frequent hand washing is being implemented world over as a basic protective measure against the new coronavirus disease. According to the World Health Organisation, washing hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses …

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COVID-19 tests for all truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  All truck drivers employed in Uganda will have to undergo mandatory testing for COVID-19. This is according to new operating procedures released on Saturday.  As part of the new measures, transport or logistic companies will have to test all their drivers within the country and …

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COVID-19 triggers decline in global trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic cut global trade values by 3% in the first quarter of this year. This is according to the latest UN Trade and Development Conference (UNCTAD) data published in a joint report by 36 international organizations. The report says the pandemic has led …

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