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Mandatory testing at Entebbe Airport set to start

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has  launched the commencement of $30 per person mandatory testing by government for COVID-19 for all incoming passengers at Entebbe International Airport. Since May, private laboratories have been testing un-vaccinated passengers from ten high risk countries such as Kenya, South …

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Few passengers, fuel costs hit bus operators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reduced demand for upcountry travel, the relatively high fares and the rising costs of fuel have combined to inflict losses on bus companies, according to operators URN talked to. They however say they cannot abandon their business at this time because they have to …

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U.S. equities post weekly gains amid Fed minutes, earnings

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. stocks advanced for the week as investors sifted through minutes from the Federal Reserve’s recent meeting and a slew of earnings reports. For the week ending Friday, the Dow rose 1.6 percent, while the S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.8 percent …

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‘COVID-19 vaccination cards on sale in Lira’

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | COVID-19 vaccination cards are being sold to unvaccinated people at a cost of Sh100,000 in Lira, according to Ivan Kareiga, the Officer in Charge of operations at Lira Central Police Station. While addressing the COVID-19 task force meeting on Thursday, Kareiga informed the team …

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Concerns loom over Biden’s vaccine mandate as US COVID-19 deaths top 700,000

Washington, USA | Xinhua | U.S. business groups have many unanswered questions over President Joe Biden’s sweeping vaccine mandates to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 700,000 Americans. Biden, who prioritized handling the pandemic after assuming office, announced last month sweeping new federal vaccine requirements …

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