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Makerere to start study on COVID-19 impact on mental health

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With concerns of virus anxiety, Makerere University is embarking on study to establish how far patients who tested positive for the Coronavirus disease were affected. Prof. Noelene Nakasujja who heads the department of psychiatry revealed yesterday evening during a Citizen’s Webinar discussion on COVID-19.  She …

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US workers face an unequal future when virus recedes

Washington, United States | AFP |  As the coronavirus worked its way across the United States, it cleaved the country’s workforce in two: those who have the ability to work from home, and those who do not. From baristas to hotel workers to tourism operators, people whose job requires them to …

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South Africa leader faces thorny test over virus lockdown

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Admired by some but berated by others for imposing a tight lockdown, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faces a fresh leadership test over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Africa’s most industrialised nation is preparing to reopen its economy on Monday as it moves into …

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Backlash to Trump cutting WHO ties as virus grips Latin America

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | US President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash Saturday over his decision to sever ties with the UN’s health agency during a pandemic, as the coronavirus surged in Latin America and Europe further reopened from lockdown. The EU called on Washington to reconsider its decision to …

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UNBS certifies six companies to manufacture face masks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has given a green light to six companies to start manufacturing face masks that meet the required standards. The standards body said “this is in line with the UNBS mandate of consumer protection aimed at protecting Ugandans from …

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Virus-battered Italy faces worst recession since WWII

Milan, Italy | AFP |  Facing its deepest recession since World War II and with business confidence collapsing, the coronavirus pandemic is hitting Italy’s economy hard. Business confidence in the eurozone’s third largest economy in May plummeted to its lowest level since official statistics institute ISTAT started the index in March …

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Fans could return for 20-21 season: Premier League chief

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Friday that fans could be allowed to attend top-flight matches in the 2020-21 season on a “phased basis”. The Premier League plans to resume the 2019-20 campaign on June 17 following the coronavirus lockdown. But the remaining …

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