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Museveni gets COVID-19 booster dose

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country grapples with a surge in the number of cases. Museveni, according to a State House statement, received the booster dose while at his home in Kiruhura district, western Uganda. …

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LIVE: President Museveni set to end lockdown

✳ LIVE 8pm Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will deliver his annual New Year message at 8pm today. He is expected to announce the full re-opening of the economy after two years of lockdown measures. Despite rising figures of Ugandans testing positive for COVID-19, as the …

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WHO warns of “tsunami of cases” from Omicron, Delta

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned on Wednesday that the more transmissible Omicron together with the currently circulating Delta variants might lead to “a tsunami of cases,” putting immense pressure on national health systems. Recapping WHO’s response since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Director-General …

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