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UHRC asks public to comply to COVID-19 guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission has asked the public to comply with the presidential directives and guidelines in the fight against COVID 19. The Acting Commission Chairperson Dr Katebalirwe Amooti says that the directives and guidelines are backed by law quoting from the 1995 Constitution …

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Father of baby who tested positive to COVID-19 on the run

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Iganga district is hunting for Ivan Kavuma, the father of  an eight-month-old baby who tested positive for COVID-19. The baby is one of the five new cases that tested positive to the virus today, bringing the number of Ugandan cases to 14. …

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Govt suspends public transport to contain coronavirus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has this evening issued an order suspending the use of public transport in order to cut the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease. Uganda today confirmed five new cases, pushing the number of those infected to 14. He also announced …

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Health Ministry increases call center staff to deal with emergencies

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has announced that it will increase capacity in the call center to handle more COVID-19 related calls. This comes following a partnership made with MTN Uganda, Airtel Uganda, National Information Technology Authority Uganda, Marie Stopes Uganda and Communication for …

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COVID-19: Use water, soap- Pharmacists to Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda has advised Ugandans to rely on time tested infection prevention methods of hand washing with water and soap other than depending on hand sanitisers, many of which are not certified. According to pharmacists, for a hand sanitiser to be effective …

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URA grants extension on tax paying deadlines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Revenue Authority has given companies more time to file their tax returns as businesses battle the impact of coronavirus that has seen several shut doors and send staff home. Companies, whose accounting year ends in September, and are unable to file corporation tax returns …

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Kenya blocks entry of Ugandan cargo trucks at Busia border

Busia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Dozens of trucks loaded with agricultural produce are stuck at Busia customs border due to restrictions by Kenyan authorities blocking movement of traffic across its borders. This follows a ban on travels both inland and outside the country with the exception of cargo trucks and …

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Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be ‘gift from God’

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Monday said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a “gift from God” despite scientists warning against the dangers of overhyping unproven medicines. Trump announced last week his administration was working to dramatically expand …

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