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Antenatal visits, deliveries drop in health facilities in Teso

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of mothers seeking antenatal care services and delivering in health facilities across Teso sub region has dropped since the Covid-19 lockdown was announced. At Serere health center, a proposed district hospital, only 965 mothers came for antenatal care in April compared to …

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Gulu leaders bow to food demands by commercial sex workers

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu district leaders have bowed to demands for food relief by commercial sex workers as the extended national lockdown by government continues to bite. The affected group came up earlier to cry for help saying many of them were starving and pleaded to be classified …

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Lockdown: Chef resorts to face shield production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The hospitality industry is one of the sectors that were hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many hotels cut down staff because of poor or no sales because of the nationwide lockdown. Jacob Omondi, a Chef at Kabira Country Club in Kampala is one …

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At odds with Trump, top expert says dangerous to reopen too fast

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government’s top infectious disease expert warned Congress Tuesday that ending lockdowns too quickly could bring “really serious” consequences including new outbreaks of coronavirus just as the country tries to overcome the pandemic. In his first appearance on Capitol Hill in two months, …

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Taxis will come back to Kampala after lockdown- Amongi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Betty Amongi has disputed as untrue, suggestions that taxis will have to wait longer to return to Kampala after the lockdown is lifted. Amongi told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala today that the document that …

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Lockdown: Parliament tasks gov’t to rescue stranded students in hostels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed government to quickly intervene and rescue starving students in different hostels and halls of residence who are currently stranded without food due to the COVID-19 lockdown. In March, President Yoweri Yoweri Museveni closed education institutions and announced …

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Fishermen protest closure of illegal landing sites on Lake Albert

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen in Bunyoro sub-region are protesting the government decision to close over 200 ungazetted landing sites on Lake Albert. The protests came days after government announced plans to close the landing sites which were allegedly facilitating the illegal movement of Congolese nationals to and outside …

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Kampala MPs oppose taxi, boda boda post-COVID guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Kampala district have criticized the proposed public transport guidelines to be implemented after the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. These accuse the Minister in Charge of Kampala Betty Amongi of coming up with the guidelines without the necessary consultations with city leaders …

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Premier League gets green light for June re-start

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League clubs received a boost to their hopes of completing the season on Monday as the government published a “roadmap” that could see the return of elite sport in England from June 1. As the 20 English top-flight clubs met for further talks on …

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