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Ministry of health to review Covid-19 SOPs in schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is planning to review the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedures for schools. Educational institutions were given guidelines to follow before they were allowed to reopen. The guidelines include wearing face masks, washing hands, and the two-meter social distancing during classes. A source …

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What happens after Omicron wave?

Why many experts believe countries may be rashly entering a new stage of learning to live with COVID-19 virus | THE INDEPENDENT | After 2 years of living through a global pandemic, many scientists and policymakers are trying to answer what happens next. The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 has driven …

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UGX 536 Billion for gov’t projects not utilized: Auditor General

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new audit report released by the Auditor General has revealed 536.5 billion Shillings for 36 government projects has not been absorbed. This is highlighted in the audit report for the financial year 2020/2021 presented to the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among on Wednesday …

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Auditor General reports mismanagement of UGX 2 Trillion Covid-19 funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Auditor-General has unearthed mismanagement of 1.97 trillion Shillings appropriated by Parliament to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds were disbursed to Ministries, Departments and Agencies-MDAs under the Emyooga programme, Microfinance Support Centre, Uganda Development Bank (UDB), and Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), among others. According …

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Experts discuss post-COVID-19 transport reforms

Makerere University researchers show how traditional transport was disorganised Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in partial or near-total shut down of motorised transport systems in most countries. In addition to new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) around transport, there was a lot of …

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