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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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In sickness and in health: mass wedding defies virus fears

Gapyeong, South Korea | AFP | Thousands of couples — some in facemasks — tied the knot in a mass Unification Church wedding Friday, despite concerns in South Korea over the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The church founded by Sun Myung Moon — revered as a messiah by his followers …

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China virus kills doctor who first warned of it: hospital

Beijing, China | AFP | A Chinese doctor who was among the first to warn publicly about the new coronavirus outbreak — and was reprimanded by authorities for his candor — died of the infection early on Friday, his hospital announced. Li Wenliang was working as an ophthalmologist in the virus epicentre city of Wuhan …

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Global panic deepens over China virus

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s coronavirus crisis worsened Thursday as the death toll soared to 563 and the plight of thousands trapped on quarantined cruise ships deepened global panic over the epidemic. More than 28,000 people have been infected in China, where authorities are struggling to contain the outbreak, …

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