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Garage operators redundant despite opening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several mechanics in garages in Kampala are redundant despite resuming work. On Monday, President Yoweri Museveni allowed selected service providers including mechanics to resume work after suspending work for five weeks because of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown. A number of mechanics who rushed back …

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Johnson warns of ‘maximum caution’ as UK considers easing lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told senior ministers on Thursday the government would adopt “maximum caution” as it moves towards a relaxation of lockdown measures imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Johnson will address the nation on Sunday evening, his spokesman said, but warned against …

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Fishermen in Serere struggling to survive after fishing ban

Serere, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The fishing community in Serere district is struggling to survive following the suspension of fishing on Lake Kyoga. The communities argue that they have been deprived of their livelihoods from the lake. Simon Okwi, the Parish Councillor of Kagwara says the suspension has been …

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Parliament queries new gov’t digital learning approach

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has queried the new digital learning approach adopted by the government to keep children learning during the current coronavirus lockdown. A section of legislators says that the approach only benefits a few learners, mainly in urban centres. The Ministry of Education is encouraging …

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Police checkpoints to increase during lockdown – Enanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police has announced that it’s going to increase checkpoints and start operations to deal with increased vehicles on the road during the on-going lockdown. Speaking to journalists at the daily security briefing at the Uganda Media Centre, Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said …

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UK could start easing virus lockdown next week: PM

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he could begin to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown next week, but warned he would do nothing that would risk a new surge of cases. He was speaking the day after Britain overtook Italy to become the worst-hit …

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Rwanda planning to evacuate Nationals from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Rwanda High Commission in Uganda has started the registration of its nationals who are stuck in the country due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown for evacuation. Rwanda through its national carrier Rwand Air concluded an arrangement to start weekly flights from Brussels to …

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Uganda Law Society puzzled on how to select 30 lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Law Society-ULS is still puzzled on the criteria to use to select 30 lawyers who will provide legal services to people in need during the current nationwide lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During his 13th televised address on the Covid-19 pandemic, President, …

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