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COVID-19 Updates

Seven more laboratories accredited for COVID-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven laboratories have been added onto the testing network for COVID-19 in the country. Until yesterday, the country was only using the Entebbe based Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI to conduct COVID-19 tests. The  new centres include Makerere University’s department of microbiology and immunology, National Health …

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Q&A: Africa’s coronavirus enigma

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Three months ago, Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus, sparking fears that the world’s poorest and least-equipped continent faced a catastrophe. But so far, the virus has not come anywhere close to wreaking the same damage in Africa as in Europe and the US …

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Kazo DHO interdicted for failing to respond to COVID alerts

Kazo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Samuel Tweheyo Kiroha, the District Health Officer-DHO of Kazo district has been interdicted for failing to respond to the coronavirus alerts from the community and frustrating the presidential directives on combating the pandemic. According to the letter authored by the District’s Chief Administrative Officer …

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