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LIVE: Museveni address on COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has started his address on the country’s next actions to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. He is expected to outline Uganda’s plan to re-open the education sector, the airports and borders. He will also stress that Uganda’s focus will be on the individuals …

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Second batch of Ugandans previously stranded in Rwanda repatriated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second batch of 94 Ugandans who have been stuck in Rwanda due to the imposed lockdown where yesterday evening repatriated. The affected Ugandans have been stuck in Rwanda due to COVID-19 after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced a nationwide lockdown of Uganda’s borders …

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Moroto prison break poses security, health threats

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The escape of 219 prisoners from Moroto prison has triggered panic in the community and within the leadership in the district. Official records indicate that the prisoners fled with 15 guns and 400 rounds of ammunition and none has been recovered. This adds into …

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UGANDA: Record 423 COVID-19 cases as Moroto, Kampala hit

UPDATE 🔺 September 19th – new COVID-19 cases 423 🔺 Total confirmed cases 6,017. 🔹 Total Deaths: 63 🔸Total Recoveries: 2,581 🔹Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 306 🔸Samples from community and contacts: 2,014 🔹Samples tested today: 2,320 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has today announced 423 new …

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No justification for continued closure of borders – Besigye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former presidential candidate Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has demanded that government immediately opens its borders with other countries citing irrelevancy in their continued closure in the fight against spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Besigye gave an address in his capacity as president of the …

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Coronavirus: Uganda to begin monoclonal antibodies trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan scientists are planning to start a laboratory manufacturing of targeted antibodies that can kill SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19. Dr Bruce Kirenga, a researcher and executive director at the Makerere University Lung Institute told URN in an interview that …

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Observers say Trump may benefit in Democrats’ vote-by-mail push

Washington, US | XINHUA | An unprecedented number of voters are expected to cast their vote through mail due to the still spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s strong oppositions to mail-in voting, several U.S. observers said he will probably benefit from the measure pushed by Democrats. According …

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