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UNBS names companies with fake sanitizers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has named companies that have failed laboratory tests and likely to sell substandard sanitizers. The standards body said in a notice on Thursday evening urged the public not to buy particular companies’ products.  “This is aimed at protecting consumers …

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Antibody tests key to ending COVID-19 lockdowns

Paris, France | AFP | It’s the key that opens to door from total lockdown: serologic testing, which will show definitively who has contracted COVID-19 and is in theory safe to return to work. “Everyone’s waiting for serologic testing, the whole world,” said France’s Health Minister Olivier Veran. He said that …

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COVID-19: Ugandan cases now stand at 45

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health registered one new case of COVID-19 today, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 45. The latest case is of a 22-year-old female, a resident of Nkokonjeru, Wakiso district and wife to a previously confirmed case who arrived from Dubai …

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Water shortage hindering implementation of COVID-19 measures

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several residents in rural areas across greater Luweero are struggling to implement preventive measures of COVID-19 due to water shortage. Recently President Yoweri Museveni directed that gatherings of more than five people is restricted in a move aimed at de-congesting public places in the …

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Gov’t to prioritize salaries, security- Ministry of Finance

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has classified wages and salaries of civil servants, Ministry of Health spending and security as priority spending in the foreseeable future until the country can contain the COVID-19 scourge. Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi said in a statement to all accounting …

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Health Ministry to release 200 people from institutional quarantine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is going to release 200 people who have been undergoing institutional quarantine this week. These are part of the 1,015 people that have been under institutional quarantine at centres located in Kampala and Wakiso districts. According to the health ministry, …

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Besigye blames Museveni for stopping food donation to vulnerable

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] president Dr Kizza Besigye has said President Museveni erred by stopping politicians and other well-wishers from donating relief items to those most affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. In a statement, Besigye, Museveni’s four-time challenger said, instead of banning …

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