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$2 trillion rescue package passes US Senate, heads to House

Washington, United States | AFP |  The US Senate unanimously passed the nation’s largest-ever rescue package late Wednesday, a $2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans, critically depleted hospitals and an economy all ravaged by a rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis. The measure cleared the Senate 96-0 after days of tumultuous, sometimes bitter …

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Fury-Wilder rematch postponed by virus pandemic

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The third fight in Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight rivalry has been postponed as the coronavirus pandemic grips the United States and Britain, ESPN reported on Tuesday. Britain’s Fury, who dethroned unbeaten WBC champion Wilder with a dominant victory in seven rounds last month, had been due …

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Markets adopting COVID-19 preventive measures to combat the spread

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the administrators of Nakawa, Usafi, Nakasero, Wandegeya, and Kalerwe markets to lay strict to protect vendors and their clients from infection Various markets have gazetted hand washing points at their entry and deployed personnel to ensure all people comply. …

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US stimulus plan: what it could do, and what’s in dispute

Washington, United States | AFP | With American life upended, lawmakers in the US Congress are negotiating over a massive stimulus package to help pull the economy out of the steep decline caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Legislators are still negotiating the $2 trillion rescue which could be the largest emergency …

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COVID-19-More firms send staff home, limit access to premises

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More companies have scaled down their operations, sending a huge chunk of staff home in a delicate balance to stop the spread of coronavirus. Uganda Bureau of Statistics, the country’s statistics agency has suspended all field activities and sent home all the staff …

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Uganda borders closed to new refugees, asylum seekers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has announced today that the country will no longer welcome new refugees and asylum seekers. The move is in response to a presidential directive to close all borders as a measure initially to prevent but now to slow the spread …

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Medics resort to offering clients 90 days HIV drug refills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines on social distancing strategy, HIV care organizations have resorted to giving their clients’ more Anti-retroviral drugs to stay away from the health facilities longer. At Baylor Uganda, an entity that focuses on HIV in children, Dr Sabrina Kitaka …

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BREAKING: Uganda confirms five new COVID-19 cases

  DR MWEBESA 🔸 Five new cases | Uganda total now 14 🔹 2,661 travelers including Ugandans identified so far 🔸1,230 are under follow up 🔹764 are under institutional quarantine 🔸466 are under self-quarantine. 🔹1,431 high risk travelers have completed their 14 days of follow up Kampala, Uganda | THE …

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