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LOP decries brutality in enfocement of anti COVID-19 measures

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Betty Aol Ocan has faulted security personnel for using excessive powers in implementing directives on the suspension of public transport and closure of business premises.   For 14 days, all forms of public transport are banned, according to a …

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COVID-19 UPDATE- 22 countries remain free from deadly virus

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Twenty-two countries in the world have not yet reported any case of COVID-19, even as the rest of the world is battling to contain the virus.  The countries that have reported no cases so far come mainly from two continents-Africa and Asia. In Africa, the …

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Uganda Prisons creates isolation centres for new suspects on remand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prison Services has created several isolation units where all persons remanded by the courts will be kept as a mitigation plan to prevent the likely transmission of COVID-19 in correctional facilities. Frank Baine, the Uganda Prison’s Service Spokesperson notes that although the Judiciary …

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Uganda’s COVID-19 cases now at 30

AFRICA 🔸 46 Countries (46) reporting 🔹 3,984 cases 🔸 117 deaths 🔹 286 recoveries by region Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 after a test of 225 today turned out only 218 negative results. This brings the total …

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Hedge funds are pouncing on companies infected by coronavirus

New York, United States | AFP |  Hedge funds have lost billions of dollars as coronavirus has stalled the economy and sent Wall Street into a tailspin. But the financial institutions favored by the world’s richest investors are plotting a recovery by betting on the markets’ slump. US-based hedge funds are …

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Busoga University to host Iganga district COVID-19 isolation centre

Iganga, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Iganga district officials have resolved to transfer their COVID-19 isolation centre from Iganga General Hospital to Busoga university dormitories.  In an interview with URN, the Iganga district health officer David Muwanguzi says that they resorted to seeking more space due to the overwhelming numbers registered …

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