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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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Virus pushes science and its controversies centre stage

Paris, France | AFP |  Hydroxychloroquine, double-blind studies, convalescent plasma, herd immunity — the coronavirus pandemic has thrust the language of science into public view as never before. Having escaped the confines of the laboratory, these and other once-obscure terms are fast becoming part of household parlance. But familiarity with the …

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WHO to review virus response as Trump renews attack

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  The World Health Organization said it would launch an independent review of its response to the coronavirus pandemic as US President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the global body, branding it a “puppet of China”. Washington is locked in an increasingly bitter spat with Beijing …

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Pandemic throws up additional challenges for US firefighters

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  The wildfire season in the western United States is shaping up to be even more challenging this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced firefighters to rethink how they respond to disaster while also protecting themselves. “We’re focused on COVID-19, we’re focused …

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US economy showing ‘encouraging signs’: White House

Washington, United States | AFP | The US economy is showing “encouraging signs” and there’s no need for another spending package to combat the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a White House advisor said on Monday. “If the economy recovers slower than we expect, then it’s possible we’ll have to put some more cash …

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