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COVID-19 deaths top 100,000 ahead of locked-down Easter

Rome, Italy | AFP | The global coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 Friday as Easter celebrations around the world kicked off in near-empty churches with billions of people stuck indoors to halt the pandemic’s deadly march. The grim milestone came as the World Health Organization issued a dire warning that …

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Virus appears to strike men, overweight people harder

Paris, France | AFP | In the emergency rooms of virus hotspots around the world, medical staff are seeing a greater number of men than women suffering severe symptoms of COVID-19, with obesity emerging as another potentially aggravating factor. But experts are still unsure why. What first began to appear as …

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‘No match worth risking a life’, says FIFA boss Infantino

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday said that “no match” is worth “risking a single human life” and that world football’s governing body would be able to help financially national federations during the coronavirus pandemic. The majority of top football leagues and international competitions have been suspended due to the …

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191 motorcycles impounded for defying Presidential directive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Joint task Force (JTF) has impounded dozens of motorcycles in Kampala metropolitan areas for defying the recent presidential directive which banned them from operating beyond 2 pm. On Wednesday this week, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in his nation address directed that boda-bodas should to …

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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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