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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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UBA to offer Uganda with US$150,000 as COVID-19 relief support

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda government is set to receive US$150,000 from the pan-African lender, United Bank for Africa, as part of its efforts to stem the effects of the devastating coronavirus. The support is part of the US$14 million kitty that UBA has announced through its UBA Foundation to …

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Trump says Putin to ‘probably ask’ for sanctions lifting

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said Monday he expects his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to request the lifting of US sanctions during an upcoming phone call. “Yeah, he’ll probably ask for that,” Trump told Fox News. Trump did not say what his response would be, noting that …

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Four coronavirus isolation units established at Hoima hospital

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least four coronavirus isolation units have been set up at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital. This comes just days after two people from Hoima tested positive to the coronavirus . They include a 55-year-old man, a resident of Kibugubya village who recently returned from …

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Government relaxes directive on suspension of fishing on Lake Albert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has bowed to pressure from fishermen and relaxed the directive issued suspending all fishing activities on Lake Albert following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Last week the District Security Committee in Hoima and Kikuube districts suspended all fishing activities on …

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Outrage in Gulu as medical supplies, market commodity prices soar

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prices of medical supplies and essential commodities have skyrocketed in Gulu town as the country continues to battle the deadly coronavirus pandemic, triggering outrage among residents. Over the past few days, hundreds of shoppers have been flocking pharmacies, drug shops and markets to stock …

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Patients desert Mbale hospital over coronavirus fear

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Patients are deserting Mbale Regional Referral Hospital over increased fear of the coronavirus . Beds have become vacant as patients are sneaking out of the hospital as the number of Ugandans with the virus continues to grow. Uganda now stands at 33 cases of …

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Oil prices at 17-year lows as virus ravages world

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices extended losses in Asian trade Monday and languished at 17-year lows, with the coronavirus crisis escalating around the world and no end in sight to a vicious price war. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell 5.3 percent to trade at $20 a barrel, while …

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