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Expert cautions against use of masks among children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Rebecca Nantanda, a pediatrician based at the Makerere University Lung Institute has advised that the best protection against coronavirus disease for children younger than three years is staying at home. While the government has issued a directive to have everybody wear face masks …

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Kazo DHO interdicted for failing to respond to COVID alerts

Kazo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Samuel Tweheyo Kiroha, the District Health Officer-DHO of Kazo district has been interdicted for failing to respond to the coronavirus alerts from the community and frustrating the presidential directives on combating the pandemic. According to the letter authored by the District’s Chief Administrative Officer …

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COVID-19: Burundi expels top WHO team

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi has ordered the expulsion of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) expert team backing the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, just days before a presidential election. The foreign ministry, in a letter to WHO Africa headquarters and seen by AFP on Wednesday, said the …

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4.4 million Ugandans could lose jobs due to coronavirus-Report

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Four million Ugandans could lose their jobs if the Coronavirus pandemic persists for the next six months, according to the business climate index published by the Economic Policy Research Centre. EPRC conducted a survey, sending questionnaires electronically to 147 businesses which are a panel of …

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Nigeria oil industry scrambles as price fall slams economy

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  The collapse in oil prices linked to the coronavirus crisis has seen Nigeria’s revenues from crude dry up and left Africa’s largest economy more threatened than ever by its dependence on black gold. The crude market may have rebounded in recent days to more than $30 …

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