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Use malaria drugs only for virus emergencies: EU agency

Paris, France | AFP | Anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should only be used to treat COVID-19 in clinical trials or in case of “national emergency”, the European Medicine Agency warned Wednesday. Around the world, countries are expanding access to the two compounds, which are used to treat malaria and are known to have anti-viral …

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Health Ministry gets additional UGX 45 Bn for COVID-19 fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of Parliament has allocated an additional 45.2 billion shillings to the Health Ministry. On Tuesday, the Finance Minister Matia Kasaija told Members of Parliament that the security sector would receive 81 billion shillings while 62 billion shillings for the Ministry of …

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Soroti Municipal officials evade COVID-19 clearance test

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight Soroti Municipal officials who have been under self-isolation in Soroti municipality have evaded the COVID-19 clearance test. The officials had traveled to Sweden for official duties and returned around mid- March. After testing negative at Entebbe International Airport, they were advised to remain …

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No insurance cover for Uganda’s coronavirus patients

  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | International Air Ambulance (IAA) Healthcare, a leading Health Membership Organisation in Uganda has announced that it will not cater for medical bills for any of its clients infected with coronavirus. This follows declaration of the disease as pandemic by the World Health Organisation. …

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Coronavirus: California to release 3,500 non-violent prison inmates

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  The prison system in the largest US state of California plans to release about 3,500 non-violent inmates early to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 illness, officials said Tuesday. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said the first group of inmates …

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Could homemade masks help stop infected people spreading virus?

Paris, France | AFP | Is a homemade mask better than nothing at all? With an unknown number of asymptomatic virus carriers, some experts are advising people to fashion their own face coverings to prevent them spreading the disease. As health workers across the world struggle to get protective equipment and …

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