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Do not defraud tax payers over students in China

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have warned government to resist the temptation of using the plight of Ugandan students quarantined in Wuhan, China over coronavirus, to defraud tax payers. The concern was raised by Ayivu County MP, Bernard Atiku, who claimed that the Ministry of Finance had sent …

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Tokyo governor says cancelling Olympics ‘unthinkable’

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Cancelling the 2020 Olympics is “unthinkable” although the classification of the coronavirus as a pandemic will likely have some impact on the Games, the Tokyo city governor said on Thursday. “It can’t be said that the announcement of a pandemic would have no impact… But I …

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Public health experts call for proper hand washing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Public health experts at Makerere School of Public Health have asked the public to carry out proper hand washing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. According to public health experts, poor hand washing is one of the areas that is likely to lead …

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COVID-19: Arua district intensifies screening at entry points

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua district health department has intensified screening for coronavirus at key points in the district. At Arua airport where passengers from South Sudan, Kenya, Central African Republic, China, America and other countries disembark, a team of health personnel has been deployed to screen all …

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Italy shuts stores across country to fight virus

Rome, Italy | AFP |  Italy on Wednesday shut all stores except for pharmacies and food shops in a desperate bid to halt the spread of a coronavirus that has killed 827 in the the country in just over two weeks. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the latest wave of restrictions …

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Uganda restricts travel to US and UK

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has restricted travelling to nine more countries that have been hit by COVID 19.  The affected countries are San Marino, Belgium, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Austria and Malaysia.  According to the health ministry, these countries have reported large cumulative numbers of infected …

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