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Salons ignore SOPs amidst Covid-19 surge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Salon operators in Kampala are not adhering to the standard operating procedures-SOPs aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19. When saloons and other businesses were reopened last year, they were directed to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines which include wearing face masks or …

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Covid-19 survivors decry stigmatization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Irene Namayanja is a Covid-19 survivor. The mother of two and businesswoman says that life has never been the same ever since she was diagnosed with the virus even after her full recovery. According to Namayanja, most of the people she used to interact with …

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Veterinary doctors appeal to IGP, MAAIF over movement

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several farmers across the country are stranded without the usual support from veterinary doctors, who have according to their national association, been denied travel permission since the lockdown to contain COVID-19 was declared last month. According to Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) Dr. Daniel Kasibule, several …

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COVID-19 Delta variant detected in 96 countries: WHO

Delta variant has several spike mutations that increase its transmissibility and its resistance to neutralizing antibodies and possibly even vaccines Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The Delta COVID-19 variant, first identified in India, has already been detected in 96 countries, 11 more than last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said …

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