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COVID-19: Three deaths, record 94 new cases

The 94 new cases as follows: 🔺 53 alerts ✳ 51 from Kampala ✳ 1 from Wakiso ✳ 1 from Buvuma 🔺 33 contacts to previously confirmed cases: ✳ 21 from Kampala 🔺 1 returnee: ✳ 1 from Kenya 🔺 7 truck drivers ***** 🔺 3 deaths (total now 19) ******* 🔺14 foreign …

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Uganda’s telephone subscribers up by 1.8 Million

Kampala,, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The number of telephone subscribers in Uganda has grown by 1.8 million in the third quarter of 2019/2020 bringing the total number to 28.5 million people.  According to the January to March 2020 quarterly report by the Uganda Communication Commission, the number of subscribers increased from …

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Scientific networks help Uganda access COVID-19 lab supplies

Local scientists join other Africans using international connections to boost their countries’ virus-fighting capabilities. | LINDA NORDLING | In February, Prof. Moses Joloba, a Ugandan microbiologist who usually works on tuberculosis diagnostics, received an unusual offer from a collaborator in the United States. The collaborator’s institution, Case Western Reserve University …

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Umeme profits fall by 64% in first six months of 2020

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Power distributor Umeme saw its after-tax-profits fall by 64 per cent with the revenues affected by low demand for electricity and payments during the coronavirus lockdown. Umeme said in its half-year financials published today that the company’s profits had dropped to 22 billion Shillings in …

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