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Americans to be evacuated from Uganda tomorrow

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The US Embassy in Uganda in it’s latest health alert has told its citizens that a plane set to evacuate them from Uganda departs on Friday, 3rd April, 2020. The embassy resolved to exit their willing citizens who are able to pay for their …

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Kitgum seeks UGX 1.4b to tackle Covid-19 pandemic

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kitgum District Coronavirus Task force Committee has budgeted for 1.48 billion shillings to tackle the spread of coronavirus disease. This comes as the district is battling to streamline its operation amidst limited funds through the taskforce committee formed to fight covid19 Pandemic. Martin Jacan Gwokto, …

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As world battles virus, governments under fire

Paris, France | AFP |  As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, the main question for most is simply: “When will it end?”. But other, troubling questions are starting to be asked of governments. Why did Western governments not predict the risk of an epidemic in their territories after the novel …

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Libya marks year of fighting, fears worse to come

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  While the world is gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, war-shattered Libya marks one year Saturday of its latest bloody conflict that is plunging it ever deeper into chaos. Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and others have fuelled the fighting in the oil-rich but poverty-stricken North …

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Patients share experiences of seeking health care amidst lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Access to health care services has become a nightmare to several city residents because of the ongoing lock down. On Wednesday last week, president, Yoweri Museveni banned public transport as a control measure against the spread of the coronavirus following the confirmation several cases …

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After a long day of lockdown, how ‘essential’ is a drink?

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  Some countries have banned alcohol, others say liquor shops are essential services, and one top official even suggested a tipple after another long day trapped at home can be a necessary restorative. The debate around alcohol and the coronavirus pandemic touches on issues of health, the …

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KCCA closes part of Kaleerwe market

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has issued a notice suspending operation of Kisanjja Section in Kalerwe Market for failure to abide by government guidelines in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID -19). According to a statement issued Wednesday, the suspension has been prompted by overcrowding in …

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Russian plane with supplies for virus fight lands in US

New York, United States | AFP |  A Russian military plane carrying medical supplies arrived in the United States on Wednesday, the Russian mission to the UN said, as the Kremlin flexes its soft power during the coronavirus pandemic. The Antonov-124, landed at JFK Airport in New York — the epicenter …

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World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus: UN, WTO

Paris, France | AFP | The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide “food shortage” if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly. Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown causing severe slow-downs in international trade and food supply chains. Panic buying by …

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