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COVID-19: East African Community offers mobile laboratories, test kits

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT |  The East African Community Secretariat will soon deployi mobile laboratories and Coronavirus test kits to all EAC partner states. Uganda will receive a four-wheel drive vehicle fitted with laboratory and ICT equipment, as well as all the necessary consumables for a fully functional laboratory with …

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BREAKING NEWS: Uganda confirms 8 new COVID-19 cases

ALL travelers who have been in Dubai in the past two weeks urged to call the health desk on 0800-100-066 or 0800-203-033 for further follow-up 📞MOH toll free lines ✅0800-100-066 ✅0800-203-033 ❎Mr. Atek Kagirita: 0782 909 153 ❎Dr. Allan Muruta: 0772 460 297 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The …

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COVID-19: South Africa to impose 21-day lockdown

  Pretoria, South Africa | AFP |  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday announced a three-week national lock-down to contain the spread of the deadly new coronavirus which has affected more than 400 people. He said government “has decided to enforce a nationwide lockdown for 21 days with effect …

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UCC cautions against circulating fake information on COVID- 19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has cautioned the public against circulating falsehoods about COVID-19, a new strain of that has devastated the world. The communications regulator observes that there is an increase in cases of misinformation through the publication of audios and videos circulating on …

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Two Gateway Buses intercepted in Moroto for COVID-19 check

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Gateway buses destined for Moroto from Kampala were by intercepted Police and Health authorities on suspicion on Sunday of carrying passengers who entered Uganda from Kenya’s capital Nairobi without being screened. The two buses were intercepted by the police at Iriri Trading Centre …

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Orthodox Archbishop, 94 passengers quarantined in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Metropolitan Innocentious Byakatonda, the Orthodox Archbishop in Charge of Burundi and Rwanda is among the 95 travelers quarantined at Kirigime Guest house in Kabale district. The 95 were traveling in two Jaguar buses from Rwanda to Uganda. They were initially confined at the no …

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COVID-19: Lira Bishop suspends fasting

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lira Diocese Catholic Bishop has suspended fasting among the congregation on grounds that the body immunity has to be built so they remain strong to fight the COVID_ 19 disease. Rt. Rev. Sanctus Lino Wanok, the Bishop of Lira Diocese made the pronouncement …

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COVID-19: Passengers stranded at Uganda-Rwanda border

Katuna, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eighty eight passengers who were crossing to Uganda from Rwanda are stranded at Katuna border after health officials failed to quarantine them. The passengers among them four Kenyans, one Eritrean and 83 Ugandans were confined at Uganda’s no man’s land on Sunday at around …

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MUSEVENI: Use your own car, boda or bicycle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has advised the public to minimize the use of public transport to curb the spread of COVID 19. On Saturday, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of COVID 19. The confirmed case is that of a 36-year-old Ugandan who travelled to …

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