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Vegetable farmers in Kitgum cash in amidst Covid-19 lockdown

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vegetable farmers in Kitgum district have remained relevant in business despite the COVID-19 lockdown. The government declared a national lockdown nearly a month ago as one of the measures to curb the spread of the virus. In Manwoko village, Labongo Amida sub-county, more than …

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Access to justice under COVID-19

Why the lockdown should  be a reminder to strengthen local council courts for improved access to justice COMMENT | MUKALAZI DEUS MUBIRU | On March 18, 2020, the President of Uganda announced a 32-day long lockdown in an effort to manage the spread of the COVID19. The measures were published …

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Lockdown: Several stranded at Mulago hospital after discharge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several people are stuck at Mulago National Referral hospital after being discharged due to failure to get transport means back to their homes because of the nationwide lockdown. President Yoweri Museveni banned both private and public transport means on March 18th, 2020, as part …

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Food during lockdowns

How to ensure poor people in cities can still get it | ASTRID R.N HAAS | More than half of all African countries have now imposed lockdown measures aimed at flattening the curve of new COVID-19 infections. The reason for taking such drastic measures while infection rates are still relatively …

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UK govt urged to set out lockdown exit plan as toll climbs

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government was under pressure Wednesday to set out its plans to end the coronavirus lockdown, as the country’s death toll approached 13,000. Keir Starmer, the new leader of the opposition Labour Party, said it would support the government’s expected decision on Thursday to …

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