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125 people arrested in night joint operation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 125 people were arrested on Saturday in a night joint security operation against people defying Covid-19 directives. Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy Kampala police spokesperson said 35 people were arrested in Katwe inside a brothel. The operation was led by the Clock Tower police. Among …

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Schools in Arua reopen without inspection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than ten government and private schools in Arua district have reopened without inspection. The Ministry of Education and Sports embarked on inspecting all educational institutions across the country to gauge their readiness and ability to implement the Covid-19 standard operating procedures before they reopen. …

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Cost of COVID-19 tests reduced

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Health has reduced the cost of a COVID-19 PCR test in government laboratories from 240,500 Shillings to 185,000 Shillings. In a letter on Friday to hospitals and district authorities, Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health noted that …

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Trump, Biden offer different visions in final presidential debate

Washington, US | Xinhua | U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday offered strikingly different visions in their final debate before Election Day, one that was more policy-focused and less rancorous than the pair’s first encounter some three weeks ago. Held at Belmont University in …

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Seven mores reopen after reassessment in Bunyangabu

Bunyangabu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Seven more schools have been cleared to reopen in Bunyangabu district after a reassessment exercise headed by the District Education Officer and members of the education department. This brings the total number of cleared schools to 111.  The seven had initially scored below 60 per …

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