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MUSEVENI: Private cars, shops can resume next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has clarified on his earlier guidelines regarding how to lift Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. On Monday, May, 18, 2020, the president left the country confused as many people did not understand his directives. For example he allowed shops that sell nonfood …

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Russia denounces US attempts to ‘break’ WHO

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia on Tuesday denounced President Donald Trump’s threat to pull the United States out of the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “Yes, there are opportunities to improve it… and we are ready — as before — to play an active role in this work,” deputy …

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WHO faces virus probe after Trump ultimatum

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | World Health Organization member states agreed Tuesday to launch an investigation into its coronavirus response, after US President Donald Trump threatened to quit the UN agency and branded it a “puppet of China”. Trump has been locked in a bitter spat with Beijing, alleging it covered …

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Australia threatens WTO action as dispute with China deepens

Sydney, Australia | AFP | Australia threatened Tuesday to take China to the World Trade Organisation to counter a fresh round of punitive sanctions, as the two countries clashed over an investigation into the origins and spread of the coronavirus. Canberra said it may seek remedial action to overturn almost 81 …

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Virus fight just one front against epidemics in Africa

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | African nations grappling to contain coronavirus are scrambling to stop the outbreak worsening the impact of other killer diseases. Across the continent, countries regularly face surges from a raft of diseases that flourish in the humid weather and prey on weak health systems. Malaria strikes down …

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Gov’t revenues fall short by UGX 789 Bn in April – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government revenues – taxes, grants and non-tax revenues – suffered the hardest beating in April falling below target by a whopping 789.8 billion Shillings, the clearest indicator of how the coronavirus has battered the Ugandan economy. According to the Ministry of Finance Performance of the …

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South Sudan Nationals forcefully demand rides from truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan truck drivers have expressed anger with South Sudanese nationals who forcefully demand lifts while heading to Juba. The truck drivers said there are increasing incidents of South Sudan nationals waylaying their trucks and forcefully demanding for a ride, which has exposed them to …

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Joint security taskforce to enforce lockdown restrictions until June 2

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint security taskforce will enforce all the previous restrictions that the government imposed on the country to counter the spread of the coronavirus.  Earlier, the public had interpreted the president’s instructions to mean that the restrictions had been lifted. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, …

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Shortage of clean water in Palaro sub county worries residents

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Palaro Sub County in Gulu are worried about the shortage of clean water in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). David Ngole, the Palaro Sub County Chairperson says that locals in the area are drawing water from open springs to …

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