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Uganda records 5th Covid19 death

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has recorded its fifth Covid19 death, the Health Ministry has revealed. The deceased is a 46-year-old female Ugandan of Indian origin. The deceased, a resident of Kibuli a city suburb was first admitted at Kibuli Muslim hospital with symptoms related to the viral respiratory …

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Low funding affecting operations of Jinja hospital isolation unit

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Inadequate funding is hampering the smooth operation of the Covid19 isolation center at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, according to management.  The Hospital Director, Dr. Florence Tugumisirize, says each patient has a feeding budget of Shillings 15,000 per day, which is inadequate to cater for their …

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My salon experience under COVID-19 restrictions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  On Tuesday, President Yoweri Museveni announced plans to allow salons to resume normal operations about four months after they were closed as part of the Covid19 control measures. Despite the official closure, some salonists in Kampala have been going about their normal business. I …

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Kenya announces schools to reopen in January 2021

  Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s Ministry of Education has announced that primary and secondary schools will re-open in January 2021, if the COVID-19 infection curve will have been flattened by December 2020. There will therefore be no primary and secondary school exams in 2020. “The 2020 school calendar …

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Traders pay bribes to operate as arcades remain closed

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several city traders are paying hefty bribes to law enforcement officers to allow them to operate, URN has learnt. This follows the president’s decision to maintain the suspension on arcades as part of the Covid19 preventive measures. The suspension has prompted traders to devise other …

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