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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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Mutukula Customs lose UGX 150M amid lockdown

Mutukula, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mutukula border customs in Kyotera district has lost about Shillings 150 million in revenue due to the nationwide lockdown because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Vincent Seruma, the Assistant Commissioner Public & Corporate Affairs at Uganda Revenue Authority-URA, says they collect at least Shillings 50M …

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Russia says growth of new coronavirus cases stopped

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Monday the growth in new coronavirus cases had been stopped as Russia reported under 9,000 infections for the first time since the beginning of the month. With more than 290,000 cases as of Monday, Russia has recorded the world’s largest number …

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KCCA to compel arcades to hire surveillance officers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As government moves to relax the Covid-19 lockdown, Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) is issuing new safety guidelines for people working in the city center. Dr. Daniel Okello, the Ag. Director Public Health and Environment at KCCA says they are already engaging owners of …

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Joint Security Taskforce records more Covid-19 guidelines abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Security Taskforce says that many people are not adhering to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by President Museveni. Speaking on Monday at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Fred Enanga, the spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force said across the country, they have …

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