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City traders start mass Covid-19 testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City traders under the Kampala Arcades Advocacy forum have partnered with Mild May testing laboratory to carry out massive COVID-19 screening at a subsidized cost. This is meant to control the spread of COVID-19 among the business community. Suleiman Mpagi, the forum’s organizing …

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Will cocktails of COVID-19 vaccines work?

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists sitting on the COVID-19 National Task Force are starting a study to establish the likely effects of mixing different vaccines amidst a rush to acquire as many vaccines as possible to vaccinate the 22 million targeted. Ugandans So far, in addition to …

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Masaka registers 1,000 cases of teenage pregnancies

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 1,064 teenage girls were reported to have been impregnated in Masaka district during the Covid-19 induced schools holiday. The victims, according to records at the District Probation Office are adolescent girls aged between 12 and 19. Masaka District Senior Probations Officer Maria Nagawa …

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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY COVID and schools: Why keeping them closed is dangerous THE LAST WORD The defeat of liberal imperialism: Why poorly armed Taliban triumphed over the US military after two decades of war COMMENT Urgent …

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Learners opt for hands on skills as schools remain closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of learners in Kampala have resorted to hands on skills as schools remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The uncertainty surrounding the reopening of schools has left parents with no option but to identify skills to keep the learners busy. In some …

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