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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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Extended lockdown stirs mixed reactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cross section of people have expressed reactions to the extension of the lockdown. On Tuesday, President Museveni extended the lockdown period for another 21 days. In Kasese town, Johnson Mumbere a boda boda cyclist says that he expected the president to allow upcountry …

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Pope prays for lockdown victims of domestic abuse

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis prayed Monday for the growing number of women subjected to domestic abuse while living under coronavirus lockdown. The Argentine pontiff livestreamed an Easter Monday prayer from his private library as the Vatican and Italy entered a second month of restrictions on most outdoor activities. Worries about …

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Women’s council to register healthcare emergency cases in villages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Women’s Council has unveiled a new model to identify and address emergency cases involving women in the communities in the course of the coronavirus lockdown. Under the new 15-Household model, representatives of National Women Council at every village will be tasked to closely …

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Lockdown to increase case backlog- Judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic is like to worsen the case backlog, according to the Judiciary spokesperson, Solomon Muyita. On March 19th, 2020, the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe suspended court proceedings for 32 days in line with the nationwide lockdown announced …

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Government has no plans for Ugandans stranded abroad

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has said it does not have plans to help Ugandans stranded abroad because of the coronavirus lockdown. Several Ugandans are stranded in many countries amidst the coronavirus lock down. Students and workers are among Ugandans stranded in the United States of America and …

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