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Muhakanizi: No money for coronavirus emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament-PAC on Tuesday afternoon established that government lacks money to handle any emergency that would arise from the coronavirus outbreak. The Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi revealed this while appearing before PAC to respond to queries in the …

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HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

Bangkok, Thailand | AFP | As doctors scramble to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, a potent brew of anti-retroviral and flu drugs has emerged as a possible defence against the mysterious sickness that has killed hundreds. But the science is inconclusive on whether they are actually effective and experts say successful treatment …

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WHO launches campaign against China virus misinformation

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The World Health Organization said Monday it was working around the clock with internet and social media giants to combat widespread misinformation surrounding the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned of the dangers posed by “the spread of rumours and misinformation”as China …

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Africa mobilises against coronavirus as fears mount

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | African countries are scrambling to avert an outbreak of the rapidly spreading coronavirus strain, as health officials warn that the poorest countries are ill-equipped to combat the deadly disease. Across the continent, governments have stationed nurses at airports to check for feverish passengers and have suspended …

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Travelers at Entebbe Airport ignorant of coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Passengers traveling in and out of Uganda through Entebbe International Airport are ignorant about novel coronavirus, a new strain of zoonotic diseases that had not been previously identified in humans. The deadly virus, said to have originated from the Chinese city of Wuhan has so …

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CORONAVIRUS: WHO declares international emergency

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  The UN health agency on Thursday declared an international emergency over the deadly coronavirus from China — a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international co-ordination in tackling the disease. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries …

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The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

📌 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE DEATHS 🇨🇳 China 81 CONFIRMED CASES 🇨🇳 China 2700 🇺🇸 US 5 🇦🇺Australia 5 🇫🇷 France 3 🇳🇵Nepal 1 🇯🇵 Japan 4 🇸🇬 Singapore 4 🇰🇷 South Korea 4 🇹🇼 Taiwan 5 🇹🇭 Thailand 8 🇻🇳 Vietnam 2 🇲🇾Malaysia 4 🇰🇭 Cambodia 1 Beijing, China | AFP …

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