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Museveni to address the nation on Wednesday

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni will tomorrow  Wednesday address the country on the COVID-19 pandemic at 5pm, his press secretary Don Wanyama has confirmed.  He is expected to outline new measures the country will take to address the pandemic that has so far claimed more …

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Kitgum, Mukono yet to scale up coronavirus awareness campaigns

Kitgum, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kitgum District Local Government Authorities are yet to scale up their awareness campaigns and implementation of preventive measures deemed critical in fighting the spread of new corona Virus Disease [COVID-19].  Although there are no confirmed cases of the disease in Uganda, the Ministry of Health …

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Vendors, traders in Kampala do not know much about COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As East Africa starts reporting cases of COVID 19, in many parts of Kampala, little is known about the disease. With over 170,000 infected persons globally, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the World Health Organsation (WHO) Director General says that the pandemic should be everyone’s concern because …

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Health Ministry intensifies UPDF training on COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health under its Case Management structure has started training of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDT) on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr George Upenytho the Commissioner Community Health Ministry of health (MOH) who opened the two day training on Monday, said the …

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WHO to examine COVID-19 cases in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO will scrutinize the COVID-19 cases that have been reported in Africa. This comes at a time when more countries on the African continent seem to be reporting cases of the disease. According to WHO officials, scrutiny is needed to ascertain …

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‘Super-spreaders’: COVID19 myth or reality?

Paris, France | AFP |  Can a single COVID-19 patient infect dozens of others? Although transmission rates in the current outbreak appear to be far lower, a variety of factors can lead to an individual infecting many. The concept of so-called “super-spreaders” — patients who typically infect far more people than …

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DRC COVID-19 case not worrying for Uganda-MOH

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The presence of COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not something that Ugandans need to be worried about, according to the Ministry of Health. The country reported one case of the highly contagious disease in the capital-Kinshasha on Wednesday. The infected person is …

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No morning coffee at the local bar for Italians under new controls

Rome, Italy | AFP |  It’s not easy being Italian these days. Especially without coffee. For Alessandro, a 30-something businessman in suit and mask in central Rome, an espresso at the local bar in the morning is “indispensable”. But on Thursday, after the government’s latest measures to stem the rise of …

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