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Entebbe residents unhappy over one day travel permits

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross section of residents of Entebbe Municipality are unhappy with the new directive requiring the Residential District Commissioners and their deputies to issue travel permits for only a day. The Minister for the Presidency, Esther Mbayo told RDCs and Deputy RDCs on Monday …

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Transport operators in Gulu decry loss of income

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Transport operators in Gulu town have decried financial hardship and starvation following the ban on public and private transport. Last month, the government temporarily suspended operations of commuter taxis, boda-bodas and buses among others to reinforce safety measures in curbing the spread of coronavirus. …

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EU nations battle to bridge bitter split over ‘coronabonds’

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  EU finance ministers were mired in marathon talks on Wednesday unable to bridge differences on how to rebuild their economies after the coronavirus, with a North versus South split on burden-sharing for hard-hit countries. The European economy has been battered by the pandemic as national governments …

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Construction works at Hoima international airport suspended

Hoima, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Construction works at Hoima International Airport has been suspended over COVID-19.  The contractors SBC/SBI Lloyds British International has sent home over 900 workers that have been working in the different departments. Amos Muriisa, the Public Relations officer SBC told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday that …

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Anger as forced quarantine extended in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Hundreds of people held under mandatory quarantine in Kenya after returning from abroad are up in arms after the government extended their confinement for another 14 days. Around 2,000 people were placed in forced quarantine as they arrived in the country from March 22 until international …

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Coronavirus intensive care — what is involved?

Paris, France | AFP | The coronavirus pandemic has caused many thousands of people, including Britain’s prime minister, to need treatment in intensive care units, where severe cases of COVID-19 often receive breathing support. Boris Johnson was moved into intensive care when his condition worsened on Monday, 10 days after diagnosis …

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