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Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

Washington, United States | AFP | The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has soared past one million and fatalities have topped 50,000 as the United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far. Despite more than half the planet living in some form of …

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Gen. Tumwine: Stickers don’t exempt you from curfew

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gen Elly Tumwine, the Minister of Security has clarified that individuals who have been given stickers to drive their cars despite the ban imposed on vehicle movement across the country are not exempted from the dawn to dusk curfew. President Yoweri Museveni on Monday …

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MPs demand involvement in COVID-19 fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament has questioned why they have been left out in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The MPs have also asked government for financial support to go to their constituencies and sensitize the public and also be issued with …

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Senegal says hydroxychloroquine virus treatment is promising

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Senegal is set to continue administering hydroxychloroquine to coronavirus patients, a senior health official said Thursday, after encouraging results for those treated with the venerable anti-malarial drug. Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are drugs ordinarily used to treat malaria, but early small-scale studies suggest they reduce virus levels among people badly …

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WHO reiterates warning that kids are hit by coronavirus too

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | The World Health Organisation on Thursday reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people. “The very notion that ‘COVID-19 only affects older people’ is factually wrong,” the head of the WHO’s European branch, Hans Kluge, told …

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Health Ministry decentralizes coronavirus care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said considering that a number of people picked from the community have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID -19), they have resolved that samples be collected from suspects wherever they are. Delivering an update on the COVID …

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