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Britain takes its biggest step yet out of lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Younger children went back to schools in England on Monday and parliament geared up to resume normal service, as the world’s second-worst-hit country in the coronavirus outbreak took its biggest step yet out of a lockdown that police warned was becoming difficult to enforce. Outdoor …

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Increasing cases of violence against children bother Hoima leaders

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders and police in Hoima district are bothered by the increasing cases of violence against children. They say since the nationwide lockdown was announced to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), acts of violence against children drastically increased in the district …

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Wakiso district tops in violence cases against children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso has topped the districts with the highest cases of violence against children, according to reports by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. Out of the 1967 cases reported between January and April 2020, 934 cases were in Wakiso district, followed by …

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Expert cautions against use of masks among children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Rebecca Nantanda, a pediatrician based at the Makerere University Lung Institute has advised that the best protection against coronavirus disease for children younger than three years is staying at home. While the government has issued a directive to have everybody wear face masks …

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