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Drivers find alternative routes to access Jinja

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Drivers have opted for alternative routes in the areas of Masese, Bugembe and Mpumudde to easily access Jinja city’s central business district. While updating the country on the status of covid19 on Friday, president Yoweri Museveni suspended all public transport means for a period …

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Police explains the many private cars on the road

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many private vehicles hit the road in several parts of Kampala today, hours after the president’s announcement of the new lockdown measures banning private vehicles from moving took effect on Friday 2200 hours. On Friday, President Yoweri Museveni reinstated a full lockdown …

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UGANDA: Another lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has tightened COVID-19 preventive measured by  reinstating  some of last year’s tough COVID-19 measures. The measures have been brought back to forestall the spread of the virus in communities. According to President Museveni, the measures are needed to address the fast rate …

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CID fears a 42 day upsurge in defilement cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID is worried of another likely upsurge of defilement cases during this 42-day partial lockdown imposed by government to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the country. On Sunday, President Museveni announced several measures including closure of schools, suspension of religious gatherings …

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`I must work to eat’

Children reveal why they are not returning to school | THE INDEPENDENT | To limit the spread of Covid-19, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of all schools on March 18, 2020. The closures affected an estimated 73,200 schools, more than 15 million students, and 548,000 teachers. In October 2020, …

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