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How lies, fatigue are derailing Uganda’s fight against pandemic Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandans no longer fear the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and that is very dangerous. Government officials in charge of fighting the spread of the disease are increasingly getting under pressure including from fake news. When Betty …

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Fresh virus cluster in China raises fears for pandemic control

Beijing, China | AFP |  Lockdowns were imposed in parts of Beijing on Saturday to try and prevent the spread of a new coronavirus cluster, highlighting the challenges that lie ahead even for places where outbreaks are under control. It came as Brazil claimed the unenviable position of having the second-highest …

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Tightrope act for Canada circus students facing unemployment

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  Students soon to graduate from Montreal’s esteemed National Circus School expect months of uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has closed shows around the world and thrust their career prospects into doubt. Head upside down, feet pointed to the sky, Antino Pansa balances on a …

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Gov’t to enhance digital, distance learning amidst COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said government is discussing the possibility of having distance learning as the world battle the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Museveni was today speaking at the reading of the 45 trillion shillings national budget. The President said he is glad that the …

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Gov’t delays taxes worth UGX 129.4 billion in business relief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has announced the postponement of taxes worth 129.4 billion as a short term emergency relief measure to businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic. The taxes postponed include corporate income tax, Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and presumptive tax, which …

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