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Two arrested over issuance of fake Covid-19 test results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kampala has arrested two people suspected to be part of a racket issuing fake COVID-19 test results to travellers. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has identified the suspects as Francis Luke and Joshua Bakabuye, both residents of Kawempe. Their arrest came after …

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China helps Uganda boost all-round development

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Uganda is marking its 59th independence anniversary from British colonial rule, the African country is embracing a brighter future for development with China’s assistance. At Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport, the country’s major gateway to the world, Chinese engineers together with their Ugandan counterparts are …

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Over 200 teachers shun Covid-19 vaccination in Bududa

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 229 teachers in Bududa district have shunned vaccination, seven months since vaccination of teachers was rolled out in Bududa district. So far, 1,371 teachers and non-teaching staff in Bududa district have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The district received 9,313 doses of AstraZeneca …

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Soroti extends Covid-19 vaccination campaign to bars

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health authorities in Soroti have taken the coronavirus vaccination campaign to socialization areas to help reach out to several people in the villages. The development follows the low uptake of COVID-19 vaccination in the region amidst the surging number of infections. Statistics from Soroti Regional …

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Portugal has vaccinated 85% against COVID-19

Lisbon, Portugal | Xinhua |  Portugal has completed the vaccination of 85 percent of its population against COVID-19, the country’s Director-General of Health Graca Freitas said on Saturday. Freitas told Lusa news agency that Portugal managed to lead global vaccination race by having “given an opportunity to everyone … to …

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