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WHO worried about COVID-19 hitting HIV hotspots in Africa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO is worried about what kind of damage coronavirus will cause to countries with high HIV burdens and high prevalence of malnutrition. While addressing journalists during the weekly COVID-19 press briefing, the WHO Director-General says that as an organization they are …

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Coronavirus now in Tanzania, Somalia as E.Africa starts closures

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  Tanzania and Somalia on Monday became the latest East Africa countries to confirm their first cases of coronavirus, as neighbouring countries shuttered borders and schools as fears of contagion rose. As the global pandemic takes root in Africa, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma announced he …

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Health Ministry intensifies UPDF training on COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health under its Case Management structure has started training of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDT) on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr George Upenytho the Commissioner Community Health Ministry of health (MOH) who opened the two day training on Monday, said the …

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‘Uganda to produce coronavirus sanitizer’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told Parliament that a Ugandan-made spray which instantly kills viruses, including coronavirus, will soon be on the market. According to information from parliament,  what she described as an invention is however not a coronavirus treatment or cure, …

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Liverpool left to wait and wonder after virus strikes

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool could have been crowned Premier League champions on Monday for the first time in a generation at the home of local rivals Everton. Instead, the stadium will be silent. Jurgen Klopp’s team would have needed Manchester City to lose to Burnley on Saturday to …

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FDC calls for a clear program to deal with COVID-19 threat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has called upon government to issue a clear program on how it intends to handle the coronavirus when it reaches Uganda. The virus, which was first reported in China’s Wuhan province in December 2019, has since spread …

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COVID-19: Porous routes hindering screening in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The presence of several porous routes at the Busia border is hindering efforts by medical workers to conduct a better coronavirus (Covid -19) screening. Health workers attached to Busia One Stop Border Post-OSBP coronavirus screening center say that porous routes are a big challenge …

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