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COVID-19 Updates

WHO launches new alliance to combat false information on COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new alliance, the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA), to coordinate actions and pool resources in combating misinformation around COVID-19 pandemic and other health emergencies in Africa. Digital platforms have been flooded with COVID-19-related information since the pandemic …

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Medics ask gov’t to set up post COVID-19 clinics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medics involved in the treatment of COVID-19 have asked the government to set up follow up clinics. They say the current practice of government discharging patients the moment they test negative leaves many of them experiencing long term effects with no medical care. According to …

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Isingiro district headquarter’s closed after staff test positive for COVID-19

Isingiro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Isingiro District headquarters have temporarily been closed after twelve staff tested positive for COVID-19. Herbert Muhangi, the Isingiro Resident District Commissioner who also chairs the District COVID-19 taskforce, says they decided to close the offices to stop further spread of the virus and ensure proper …

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Bobi Wine finally meets Byabakama

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is meeting the Chairperson and members of Electoral Commission. He demanded the meeting to make a presentation on issues concerning the conduct of campaigns for Presidential Elections. Kyagulanyi yesterday called off his …

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