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Uganda registers 13 new COVID-19 cases

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has registered 13 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest number in a single day. This brings to 114, the number of confirmed Covid19 cases in Uganda. The 13 cases were identified from the 2,421 samples collected from truck drivers on May 8th, 2020. According …

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Masindi district recieves 660 COVID-19 test kits

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masindi district has received 660 COVID-19 test kits from the Health Ministry to test people in high risk areas. This comes several days after a police detective attached to Masindi Central Police Station tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, hundreds of people believed …

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Coming to terms with using face masks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the president’s directive for people moving in public to use face masks as a way of halting transmission of the coronavirus- COVID-19 sinks in, several people including health workers and administrators in health sector are finding a challenge to use them. For instance, …

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COVID-19: Uganda’s cases hit 100

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19, after two samples tested positive today. The two cases are truck drivers from Kenya who entered the country via the Malaba border crossing in Eastern Uganda. The drivers are of Kenyan and Eritrean nationalities. The two drivers were …

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Having COVID-19 during pregnancy was scary- Recovered mother

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joan Nambooze was 9-months pregnant when she was diagnosed with the coronavirus –Covid-19. She is believed to have contracted the virus from her husband Francis Mugenyi who returned to Uganda from the United Arab Emirates on March 22 through Entebbe International Airport. Nambooze was …

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300 Discharged From Entebbe Quarantine Centres

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Health Ministry has so far discharged 303 COVID-19 suspects from different quarantine centers in Entebbe Municipality in Wakiso district. The suspects, who have been in isolation in hotels and Guest houses, were discharged between Friday and Saturday evening. Our report has since established that …

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