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Uganda-Europe summit to go ahead despite threat of coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first-ever Uganda-Europe business summit that will bring together over 700 business people and organizations from Europe and Uganda is being eclipsed by a threat of the spread of coronavirus that is devastating parts of Europe. Germany, Italy and France are some of the European …

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UK airline Flybe collapses as virus hits flights worldwide

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  One of Britain’s biggest airlines, Flybe, collapsed Thursday with passengers left stranded as the coronavirus epidemic takes a heavy toll on air travel around the world. A statement on Flybe’s website said the no-frills airline, which employs 2,000 people, had entered administration and could not …

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UCC directs broadcasters to air free coronavirus prevention messages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amidst global scare of coronavirus, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed all broadcasters to give daily updates and prevention messages about the disease. In a letter to broadcasters on Wednesday, the Commission’s Acting Executive Director Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo said that the announcements should be …

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Corona Virus: UN scales-down women meeting to one day

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda will be represented by its permanent Representative in United Nations at the Gender meeting in New York following the cancellation of the two-week long annual Commission on the Status of Women because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) scare. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga communicated …

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Virus death toll tops 3,000 as airlines cut flights

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  The global death toll from the new coronavirus topped 3,000 on Monday, as airlines cancelled or reduced flights and stock markets swung wildly. Andorra, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Jordan, Latvia, Portugal, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia were among countries that confirmed their first cases, along with Senegal, …

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Pope ‘tests negative for coronavirus’: report

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported Tuesday, as Italy battles Europe’s worst outbreak. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni did not respond to a request for comment on the report in the Messaggero newspaper. Francis cancelled a Lent …

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Handshake? No thanks: coronavirus changes global habits

Paris, France | AFP |  Say no to a handshake, refuse every peck on the cheek and definitely avoid hugging. Instead, try a direct gaze, or maybe a hand gesture. Around the world people are changing their habits at work, home and in worship to reduce the risk of contracting the …

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