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It can reduce coronavirus exposure by 96% | THE INDEPENDENT | By now, most people have gotten the message that wearing a face mask is one way to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But now health officials are taking the masking message a step further: Don’t just wear a …

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Bududa district receives 215,000 face masks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bududa district has received 215,000 face masks. The distribution is in line with the government’s program to provide free reusable masks to all Ugandans aged six years and above to support in the fight against Covid-19. Uganda started mass distribution of face masks in June …

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110 arrested for flouting COVID-19 guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 110 people have been arrested for violating COVID-19 guidelines in Kampala. The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango says the suspects include managers of arcades and people who were found without wearing face masks. He says the operation follows a public outcry and …

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Africa CDC launches campaign to increase face mask use

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has launched a week-long campaign for popularizing the use of face masks. Dubbed AfricaMaskWeek, the campaign in which different media platforms will be used to showcase how proper face mask use ought to be worn …

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Kabarole receives 20,000 face masks for learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabarole district has received 21,274 face masks that will be distributed to learners in private and public schools. According to Steven Asiimwe, the Kabarole Resident District Commissioner, the masks are aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 among learners. He also says that each …

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Rukungiri district receives 25,000 face masks for learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rukungiri district has received 25,000 face masks for learners in candidate classes. The face masks were delivered in fulfillment of a pledge made by the Ministry of Education to aid learners as classes resumed amidst coronavirus disease pandemic. While handing over the face masks, Dan …

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