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LOP wants presidential directives relaxed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ochan has called for the relaxation of some stringent measures issued by President Museveni. President Museveni on Monday ordered a two-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to combat further spread of the deadly coronavirus. Addressing a press conference …

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Lira residents flock markets panic buying

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people on Tuesday morning flocked markets in Lira town to purchase food after President Museveni ordered a two-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to combat further spread of the deadly coronavirus. By 9 am, both village and town dwellers were seen in …

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Patients in Kitgum shun health facilities

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Major health facilities in Kitgum municipality have reported a decline in the number of patients in the wake of the coronavirus disease outbreak in the country. Dr Geoffrey Okello, the Kitgum General Hospital acting medical superintendent says the numbers have reduced significantly following reports …

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Entebbe leaders smoke out 4 escapees from quarantine centers

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nkumba central division authorities in Katabi town council in Entebbe municipality have smoked out four coronavirus suspects who had escaped from various quarantine centers. The leaders acted on a tip off from residents who reported that some people who had just returned from United …

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Businesses to get relief on loans – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  In a thin relief to businesses during the shutdown due to coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni announced Monday evening that his government would talk to banks to ensure that they don’t seize properties of defaulters during the 14-day period. Museveni who announced the ban of private …

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Entebbe International Airport shutdown to hit Airlines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Managers of different airlines say the temporary suspension of passenger flights in and out of Uganda will have drastic effects on their operations and revenues. They however welcome the move because they say it will safeguard people as governments and individuals set up measures …

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Gundogan says Liverpool deserve to be champions

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool should be awarded the Premier League title if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. Jurgen Klopp’s men were a tantalising two wins away from their first league crown since 1990 when the season was suspended earlier this month. …

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