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UNBS certifies four more companies to produce face masks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards -UNBS has certified four more companies to produce non-medical face-masks for Ugandans to use inorder control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The companies certified are Amani Health and Beauty Products – SMC Ltd (Kobutungi) located in Bukoto Kampala, Crane …

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Missteps by Trump administration contributed to U.S. “unique failure” to contain coronavirus

Washington, US | XINHUA | The tradition of prioritizing individualism over government restrictions and missteps by the Trump administration contributed to the U.S. “unique failure” to contain the novel coronavirus, said a report by The New York Times on Thursday. “First, the United States faced longstanding challenges in confronting a major …

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Herd immunity to stop COVID-19?

Some scientists say once enough people get Covid-19, it will stop spreading on its own. But the costs could be devastating | ANTONIO REGALADO | There are basically three ways to stop the Covid-19 disease for good. One involves extraordinary restrictions on free movement and assembly, as well as aggressive …

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CAF to resume Confederation Cup, Champions League semis, final

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Monday to resume both the semifinals and final of the Confederation Cup and Champions League after more than three months of suspension over the COVID-19 spread concerns. Semifinal matches of the African Confederation Cup will be played …

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White House mandates random coronavirus tests for staffers

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  The White House is mandating random coronavirus testing for staffers after President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien and several others working in the White House complex tested positive for the virus last month, local media reported on Monday. The new policy is part …

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Suspected Covid-19 patient dies in Kiruhura

Kiruhura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A suspected coronavirus patient in Kiruhura district has died at Rushere community hospital. The deceased who was under isolation is a resident of Bwashamure, Kenshunga sub county. He was admitted on Monday after presenting Covid-19 like signs and symptoms that include body weakness, sore …

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