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Africa must ‘wake up’ and ‘prepare for worst’ over virus: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that while Africa so far had seen few cases of COVID-19, the continent should “prepare for the worst”. “Africa should wake up,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists in a virtual news conference. Tedros said that to date, 233 cases of the …

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Gov’t explains $100 self quarantine at Entebbe Central Inn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have today tasked the Ministry of Health to explain why people coming into Uganda are forced to pay 100 US Dollars for quarantine per night at Entebbe Central Inn. Several people including Ugandans have complained that Government was taking them to Entebbe …

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Timeline of Uganda’s response to COVID-19

  ▶ Timeline of Uganda response to #COVID19 #CoronaVirus ✳ Jan 20 – Screening starts of all passengers arriving at Entebbe Airport ✳ Jan 30 – The WHO declares COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency ✳ Jan 31 – Ministry of Health officials meet Chinese Amb Zheng Zhu Qiang ✳ …

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Europe locks down as global virus panic spreads

Paris, France | AFP |  European leaders plan to ban all non-essential travel into the continent on Tuesday, the latest drastic attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic that has upended society, battered markets and killed thousands around the world. With French President Emmanuel Macron describing the battle against COVID-19 as a …

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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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