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Archbishop appeals for support to clergy, medics and teachers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda (CoU), the Most Rev. Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu has asked Ugandans to feed the clergy, teachers and medical personnel as the country experiences the COVID 19 pandemic. Archbishop Kazimba was this afternoon speaking at the handover of an …

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Over 300,000 Africans expected to die of COVID-19 -Report

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  over 300,000 Africans could lose their lives due to COVID-19, according to a new report by The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).   The report, launched virtually today, says Africa’s fragile health systems could see additional costs being imposed on them because of the growing crisis …

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Uganda to receive medical supplies to combat COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will receive a consignment of vital medical equipment. The consignment will include; Personal Protective Equipment-PPE and testing equipment. According to the health ministry, a total of 18,900 sample collection kits, 18,900 sample transport kits and 3,800 disposable medical gowns will be supplied. Others include …

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Africa’s billionaires called to help coronavirus fight

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Workers in the northern Nigerian city of Kano set out rows of new hospital beds inside two cavernous tents that have been hastily erected on the pitch of an empty football stadium. The facilities have been built to become an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients as …

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Medical teams deployed at factories to test truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kasese district COVID-19 task force has resolved to deploy medical teams in factories to test truck drivers for coronavirus. The tests will be carried out on national and international drivers that ply between Kasese and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Some of the factories …

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Improper use of gloves likely to spread COVID-19 experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The improper use of gloves is likely to fuel the spread of COVID-19, health experts have warned. Several people have taken to wearing gloves to protect themselves against COVID-19 infections. People wearing gloves have become a common sight in restaurants, supermarkets and financial institutions among …

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Police impound more 125 cars in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kampala Metropolitan area have impounded another 125 motor vehicles and 57 motorcycles for flouting rules on the movement directive put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The vehicles were reportedly moving without stickers or when the stickers don’t correspondent …

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