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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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Uganda restricts travel to US and UK

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has restricted travelling to nine more countries that have been hit by COVID 19.  The affected countries are San Marino, Belgium, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Austria and Malaysia.  According to the health ministry, these countries have reported large cumulative numbers of infected …

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War brings unexpected benefits to ‘virus-free’ Libya

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Despite advice from health authorities to shun public gatherings, Moayed al-Missaoui and friends watched an Italian Serie A football match in a buzzing cafe in the Libyan capital Tripoli. While the novel coronavirus has affected more than 100 countries since December, many in Libya believe their …

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WHO troubled about rate at which COVID19 is spreading

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The rate at which COVID 19 is spreading worldwide is troubling, according to the World Health Organisation-WHO. At the end of last week, the number of infected persons stood at 96,000 in 93 countries. By close of Tuesday, the number stood at over 110,000 in …

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Misinformation hindering COVID-19 fight -WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Myths about the transmission, prevention and treatment of COVID 19 are causing havoc in the fight against the spread of the disease according to World Health Organisation. WHO officials says lies or half-truths regarding COVID are costing the UN health agency a lot of …

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