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Lack of funds hampering COVID-19 fight in Kisoro

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kisoro district is struggling to implement activities related to the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic due to lack of funds. The district is unable to fuel vehicles to enforce the Covid-19 pandemic prevention measures. The district has also failed to deploy security personnel to patrol …

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Elderly persons struggle to survive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of elderly persons and People with Disabilities-PWDs in Luweero town council are starving because of the COVID-19 lock down. Uganda has so far registered 53 confirmed COVID-19 cases. To contain the spread of the virus, President Yoweri Museveni announced several preventive measures, which included …

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25 hand sanitizer brands fail NDA efficacy test

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 20 out of 45 sanitizer brands tested by the National Drug Authority -NDA had an alcohol content of 60 percent, with a capability to kill bacteria and other micro-organisms as stated on the labels. Among those that have passed the quality tests include …

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Africa ‘elbowed out’ in quest for tools to fight COVID-19: AU

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | African Union officials said Thursday the continent is struggling to compete with rich countries for testing kits and other equipment necessary to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “We need aid for testing equipment,” Kwesi Quartey, the deputy chair of the African Union Commission, told …

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Locked-down Spain celebrates Holy Week with music and humour

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  In the week leading to Easter Sunday, hundreds of colourful processions featuring penitents in cone-shaped hoods and centuries-old religious floats traditionally flood the streets of villages and cities across Spain. But with a nationwide lockdown in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, Spaniards are finding …

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