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BAT Uganda’s revenue decline

COVID-19 and harsh regulations blamed Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Cigarette distributor, British American Tobacco (BAT) Uganda executives have attributed the company’s recent drop in revenue to the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and stringent tobacco control regulations enforced by the government. In their half-year performance report ending June …

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Cubans warn of new COVID-19 variant

Havana, Cuba | Xinhua |  As a new virus variant has been detected in many countries, Cuban resident Raymond Perez has fortified himself with more robust COVID-19 preventive measures. “Hygiene is essential to reduce the risk of being infected by the virus,” he said after strengthening handwashing behavior at his …

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Ministry of Health gets state-of-the-art mobile laboratory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has received a mobile laboratory worth sh700 million to strengthen surveillance of infectious diseases and healthcare systems along the borders. The lab which will be stationed at the Central Health Laboratories in Butabika National Referral Hospital in Kampala was donated …

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Angola drops COVID-19 test requirement for travellers

Luanda, Angola | Xinhua | The Angolan government has eliminated the requirement of presenting a vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test result for travellers entering or leaving the country, starting from Saturday, according to a presidential decree. The decree noted that face masks must be worn in healthcare facilities and …

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Museveni gets back to work after recovering from COVID-19

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today resumed official work as Head-of-State, a day after confirming his recovery from COVID-19. In a statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit, Museveni chaired the weekly cabinet meeting at State House Entebbe on Monday. Museveni has been under self-isolation …

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Museveni COVID-19 infection raises several questions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni yesterday attended the budget reading ceremony virtually, a week after declaring that he had contracted COVID-19, which triggered mixed reactions from the public. While all indicators show that the president will soon be out of isolation since health experts advise …

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MUSEVENI: I am not in ICU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said he is doing a lot of  ‘paper work’ at State House and not in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as Kenyans on social media have claimed. “Some few individuals from, I think, Kenya, saying that I was in ICU …

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