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Tourists hail Uganda for keeping tourism sector open

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tourists are hailing Uganda for keeping the tourism sector open despite imposing the second nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. While announcing the lockdown in June this year, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of schools and suspended inter-district travels to contain the …

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Fight over Covidex

Mistakes Prof. Ogwang, his lawyers, employers shouldn’t make Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Prof. Patrick Ogwang, the pharmacist now renowned for the supportive Covid-19 herbal remedy, Covidex, is being challenged by his employer; Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), over the ownership rights. In June, the National Drug …

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Medical interns demand Covid-19 risk allowances

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical Interns are demanding risk allowances due to their involvement in the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The demand was presented to the Parliamentary Covid-19 task force by Doctor Mary Lillian Nabwire, the President of the Federation of Uganda Medical Interns. According to Nabwire, many …

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School re-opening plans await Cabinet decision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education is still uncertain when schools will reopen. Last month, President Yoweri Museveni announced fresh restrictions as part of measures to control the COVID-19 transmissions in the country in face of the second wave of the pandemic. Among the restrictions, the …

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