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Bus company on the spot for abandoning SOPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Management of Link Bus Company is on the spot for abandoning the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry to halt the transmission of the coronavirus. Following the outbreak of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health directed transporters to carry half of their licensed …

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Cancelled flights put damper on US holiday travel

New York | Xinhua |  The holiday season travel stress has only escalated amid the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, with several airlines reporting staff shortages from the spread of the coronavirus, leaving passengers with delayed or cancelled flights. According to FlightAware, a flight-tracking site, 880 flights within, …

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Parents playing hide and seek with school fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As schools prepare to receive learners on January 10th, 2022 as announced by the government, some parents are reluctant on paying tuition given their experience following the first and second lockdowns. The first lockdown announced in March 2019 occurred almost a month into the …

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COVID: Denmark shuts down more cultural life

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | After the fifth day in a row of record numbers of COVID infections, on Friday the Danish government announced it would implement restrictions on social contact. With 11,194 infections in Denmark in the last 24 hours, the Parliament’s Epidemics Committee confirmed that new restrictions will …

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MOH: Poor response by elderly persons to vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is concerned about the low response of elderly persons in the ongoing vaccination campaign against Covid-19 disease, Doctor Allan Muruta, the Commissioner for Integrated Epidemiology and Surveillance services has indicated. In March this year, the Ministry of Health launched a …

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Over 47,000 girls impregnated in Bukedi during COVID

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 47,000 teenage girls in the Bukedi sub-region have been impregnated during the two years in the country. Statistics from the National Population Council indicate that Bukedi registered an increase in the number of teenage pregnancies from 23,829 in 2019 to 25,066 in 2020 …

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