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Mentally ill patients in Acholi cry out for relief food

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 1,200 mentally ill patients in Gulu, Amuru and Omoro districts have asked the government to provide relief food during the COVID-19 lockdown. Jolly John Paul Nyeko, the coordinator of Mental Health Uganda says that treatment for mental health illness requires proper feeding …

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Bus companies to lay off conductors as gov’t restricts load

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 100 conductors attached to Global Bus Company are likely to remain unemployed even when the suspension on public transport is lifted. Both private and public transport was suspended in March as one of the measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease. However, …

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MUSEVENI: Private cars, shops can resume next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has clarified on his earlier guidelines regarding how to lift Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. On Monday, May, 18, 2020, the president left the country confused as many people did not understand his directives. For example he allowed shops that sell nonfood …

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13 Ugandans return, quarantined in hotels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirteen Ugandans who were stranded abroad following the outbreak of COVID-19 arrived in the country on Monday. The 13, including five females and eight males arrived at Entebbe International Airport at 7:30 pm from Addis Abba, Ethiopia aboard Ethiopian Airlines. They are Barbra Kavuya, Blanche …

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Museveni back on TV tonight!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | President Yoweri Museveni will be back on air today to clarify on the measures he announced related to the COVID-19 lock-down yesterday. “After receiving lots of feedback from the public on his address last evening, President Museveni will today, at 8pm, hold …

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Riek Machar tests positive for coronavirus

South Sudan rebel leader-turned-VP tests positive for coronavirus Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s first vice president, the former rebel leader Riek Machar, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said Monday. Machar’s wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, and “a number of his office staff and …

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