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First coronavirus case in Africa recorded in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt’s health ministry on Friday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, making it the first in Africa. The nationality of the person was not given in the joint statement with the population ministry, which added that they had shown no “symptoms”. Authorities have …

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Traders suspend imports from China

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Traders who import most of their goods from China say they have been unable to send money for goods or fly to China as most factories supplying them are closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. This will likely have an impact on the …

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Ugandan students safe in China- MOH

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has said that Ugandan students living in Wuhan city, China are safe from the coronavirus.  This was carried in a statement by the Minister of Health Dr Jane Aceng to parliament concerning the plight of Ugandan students in Wuhan China where the Corona Virus …

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28 Isimba dam workers held in China over coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 28 Isimba dam workers have been blocked from returning to Uganda from China over the coronavirus, a disease which has currently claimed over 1,000 lives. Xia Nenghai, the Project Manager of China Water and Electrical Company Ltd working on the Isimba …

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China virus threatens to hobble Gulf economies

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | The coronavirus crisis, which has already battered oil prices, threatens to further undercut Gulf economies battling a downturn and struggling to wean themselves from a decades-old energy addiction. The six Gulf states — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates …

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Top scientists convene to slow coronavirus spread

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deaths from the coronavirus epidemic have surpassed 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed last night, as hundreds of health experts began meeting at its headquarters in Geneva to help halt the spread of the disease, now officially known as COVID-19.   Records indicate that the …

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Coronavirus: 220 travellers to Uganda isolated

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | 220 travellers to Uganda from China have been isolated in their homes. According to a situational report released on Tuesday by the health ministry, the 220 who include Chinese Nationals and Ugandans arrived in the country between Sunday and Tuesday morning.  They are being monitored …

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Funding for disease outbreaks to expire next month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The overwhelming number of disease outbreaks is stretching the budget for health emergencies. This is according to Dr Allan Muruta the Commissioner Public Health Emergencies at the Ministry of Health. Muruta says that a loan worth 15 million dollars which they secured from the …

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