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The COVID-19 virus origin

  American Intelligence to release report amid overshadowing rivalry with China Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Seventeen months since the UN World Health Organisation(WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, the world is waiting anxiously for a U.S Intelligence community report on the origin of the virus. The report is …

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Fake teachers storm COVID-19 vaccination centres

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of individuals are fluking the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination at centres that were preserved for teachers and their support staff. The vaccination exercise for teachers in Kampala schools started on August 25, as one of the measures to prepare for the reopening of …

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Strong backing for vaccine production for Africa

BioNTech affirmed its intention to manufacture any vaccines arising from its development of vaccine candidates to fight malaria and tuberculosis on the African continent Berlin, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT | President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Macky Sall of Senegal, President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission and …

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High cost of Covid-19 test at airport irks MP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kween County MP, Abdi Fadhil Chemaswet has asked the Ministry of Health to review the high cost of mandatory Covid-19 PCR test conducted at Entebbe International Airport. The test costs US$65 which the MP said is a scheme that only benefits private laboratories stationed at the …

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