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Education sector yet to recover from two years closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools are yet to recover fully from the effects of the COVID-19-induced closures nearly a year after their reopening. Uganda had the longest closure of schools anywhere in the world. The 22-month closure caused profound disruptions to children’s learning and overall well-being, exacerbating the pre-existing …

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EBOLA: Museveni outlines progress, extends lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has acknowledged the progress achieved in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease but extended the lockdown in Mubende and Kassanda districts by 21 days. The lockdown restricts movements in and out, as a measure to prevent the spread of the disease. Museveni …

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HOLIDAYS: Gov’t transports learners from districts under lockdown

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 learners from schools in Mubende district were on Tuesday transported to their respective homes. Last week, the government announced a plan to transport learners to and from Mubende and Kassanda, for holidays when the term closes. Mubende and Kassanda districts are under …

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KAMPALA: Medics urge lockdown to curb Ebola spread

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lack of vigilance towards halting the spread of Ebola has persisted in the central business district of Kampala, despite the 15 confirmed cases, and this has prompted medical personnel to propose a lockdown of the city. On Tuesday, doctors under the Uganda Medical Association proposed …

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EBOLA: Mubende, Kassanda districts placed under lockdown

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has suspended movement to and from Mubende and Kassanda districts to control the spread of the Ebola virus. The lockdown will last 21 days. In his address to the nation on Saturday evening, Museveni said there will be no movement from anywhere …

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Lockdown, mobile phones misuse fuel rampant road crashes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The traffic police have cited the Covid-19 lockdown and distractions like speaking on phones as major causes of the rampant road crashes. Traffic police spokesperson Faridah Nampiima, said their investigations into the recent tyre bursts have established that the bursting tyres are mostly on those vehicles …

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