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UK govt sets out phased plan to ease virus lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government on Monday published what it said was a “cautious roadmap” to ease the seven-week coronavirus lockdown in England, notably recommending people wear facemasks in some public settings. But the devolved governments in Scotland and Wales have opted for a more cautious approach, …

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Health workers trace HIV clients on phone

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | HIV care givers in Mbarara district have resorted to tracing their clients on phone because of a huge decline in attendance since the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown was announced. The lockdown came with the suspension of both private and public transport. Those with emergency are …

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UK extends virus lockdown until at least June 1: PM

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s coronavirus lockdown will stay in place until at least June 1, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, as he unveiled cautious plans to lift restrictions imposed seven weeks ago. “This is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week,” he said in a televised address …

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Oil down in Asia after big gains last week

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices were down in Asian trade Monday after big gains last week on signs of a demand revival as some governments ease coronavirus lockdown measures. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was down 2.95 percent to $24.01 a barrel in morning trade. International benchmark Brent was changing hands at …

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Inter-Religious Committee of Kasese drums for relief to the vulnerable

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders in Kasese district are rallying advantaged Ugandans in the region to contribute relief towards persons affected by the ongoing lockdown and floods. Residents from various places have increasingly been storming the RDC’s compound demanding for relief since the extension of the lockdown …

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Face masks and slippers: Museums preserve lockdown life

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Would you put your slippers on display? The global coronavirus pandemic is still raging but museums are already gathering testimony and objects to remember life under lockdown. “It’s such an extraordinary experience,” Beatrice Behlen, senior curator at the Museum of London, told AFP. “When we …

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