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Uganda COVID-19 cases rise to 18

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now at 18, after four other people from Dubai who have been under quarantine tested positive on Thursday. “Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or …

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Business hit hard as taxis are grounded in Luweero town

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Several traders and proprietors of restaurant in Luweero Taxi Park are crying foul following the ban on public transport. On Wednesday, President, Yoweri Museveni announced a 14-day travel ban on public transport to curtail the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. On Thursday, taxi …

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Buganda Kingdom closes offices for 14 days

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom has announced that it is shutting down its offices for 14-days over the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to the media, Charles Peter Mayiga, the kingdom Katikkiro said that the move has been necessitated by the ban on public transport by President Yoweri Kaguta …

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Soroti hospital suffers shortage of protective gear

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The shortage of protective gears has grossly affected the management of COVID-19 suspects at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital. On Thursday afternoon, four COVID suspects were left unattended to for hours when health workers declined to interface with them citing lack of protective gears. The …

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171 taxis impounded for defying public transport ban

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have today impounded 171 Taxis in Kampala for defying President Museveni’s ban on public transport. Museveni on Wednesday night suspended all means of public transport in a bid to contain the spread of COVID -19, an epidemic that has so far infected …

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Public distrust hampers Africa fight against virus misinformation

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | African nations fighting the novel coronavirus face a foe as stealthy and dangerous as the microbe itself: misinformation and apathy, fuelled by deep distrust of government. Bogus news and indifference to official warnings are emerging as giant obstacles in a region where poor healthcare infrastructure, …

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Covid19: MPs ask Museveni to stimulate economy

Kampala, Uganda | Godfrey Ssali | A section of MPs have advised President Museveni to cushion the economy against the effects of Covid-19 with a stimulus. The Stimulus, MPs led by Kampala Central’s Muhammad Nsereko said, includes the stay of all loan repayments, lowering of the Central Bank lending rate, as well …

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Saudi chairs G20 crisis talks as virus threatens recession

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Leaders of the G20 major economies will hold an online summit Thursday in a bid to fend off a coronavirus-triggered recession, after criticism the group has been slow to address the crisis. US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will join the emergency …

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Ban on public transport leaves hundreds of travelers stranded in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Hundreds of travelers were left left stranded in Gulu Town on Wednesday night following a 14-day ban on public transport by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. On Wednesday President Museveni announced the 14-day Government’s travel ban on public transport in order to curtail the spread the …

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