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Schools re-opening

Number of school dropouts likely to increase due to teenage pregnancies Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Ministry of Education and Sports has yet to announce the dates for schools to re-open again after being shut down at the height of the Second wave of COVID-19. But the delay …

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Politicizing COVID-19 origins is unreliable: Putin

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Politicizing the origins of COVID-19 will only lead to untrustworthy conclusions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday during the plenary session of the sixth Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). “Those who choose to politicize this issue are making colossal, catastrophic mistakes in the fight against the pandemic,” …

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Gov’t suspends mandatory Covid-19 testing for all arriving passengers at the airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has postponed mandatory testing for all incoming passengers at Entebbe International Airport. Last month, the Ministry of Health directed that effective September 3, all incoming passengers regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated against Covid-19 will undertake mandatory testing at Entebbe Airport. …

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700 teachers vaccinated against Covid-19 in Hoima

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 703 teachers in Hoima district and Hoima city have been vaccinated against Covid-19 on the first day of the mass vaccination. The exercise was launched on Wednesday in both Hoima district and Hoima city. On the first day of the vaccination, 340 teachers were vaccinated …

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