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Mukono suspends plans to set up COVID-19 isolation center

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono district task force has suspended plans to setup the COVID-19 isolation center citing lack of resources. Although the Task force had identified Limkokwing university study center, the former Namataba vocational Institute to host the isolation facility, it lacks basic utilities like electricity and water. …

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Telling the COVID-19 story through visual art

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A masked child with tears rolling down her cheeks and a world stud in chains, embody some of the artworks that visual artistist Rashid Abdhufatah is using to raise awareness on COVID-19, in Kampala. Abdhulfatah’s murals which stand out on building walls in parts of …

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Protect the most vulnerable children from the impact of coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is of a scale most people alive today have never seen. Worldwide, the outbreak is claiming lives and livelihoods as health systems buckle, borders close and families struggle to stay afloat. Communities across the globe are rising to the …

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Maintain a healthy diet during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many changes in the daily lives of people around the world, but there are things that can be done to maintain a healthy lifestyle in these difficult times. Everyone is encouraged to follow World Health Organization (WHO) guidance and …

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Bicycle mechanics register boom in number of clients

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Bicycle mechanics are experiencing a boom in the number of people seeking their services and spare parts because of the ban on public transport. President, Yoweri Museveni banned both public and private transport with the exception of emergency and cargo vehicles as part of the …

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COVID-19; Doctors caution against use of cloth masks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Medical Association has cautioned Ugandans against the use of cloth masks. According to the doctor’s umbrella organisation, the use of cloth masks does not offer the necessary protection against COVID-19 and might instead cause more harm. Dr Mukuzi Muhereza, the General Secretary of …

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Global charity translates COVID-19 information in local dialects

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A new platform has been created by global Youth HIV charity organization LetsStopAIDS to help vulnerable communities across the world access information about Coronavirus Disease (COVID -19) pandemic in local languages. The inventors of the platform, named HeyCOVID19.com, say that they came up with the …

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