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Italy to lift outdoor face mask mandate

  Rome, Italy | XINHUA | As of next week, Italy is preparing to lift the outdoor face mask mandate as the country’s main COVID-19 indicators appear to have stabilized. The decision was confirmed by Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Tuesday after the new Scientific Technical Committee (CTS) advising the …

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High risk Mbale never got gov’t masks, even RDC wonders why

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Government masks are yet to arrive in Mbale, despite the district being one of the Covid-19 hotspots in the country because of its proximity to neighboring Kenya. Residents in this district have faulted government for neglecting them given the fact that the region delivered the …

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Candidates in Rubanda flout Covid-19 SOPs

Rubanda, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Candidates in Rubanda district on Thursday flouted the Covid-19 preventive guidelines during the nomination exercise.  According to the nomination guidelines issued by the Electoral Commission, the candidates are supposed to wear masks, have a manageable number of people who can social distance and sanitize.  …

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Education ministry says asking parents for masks is illegal

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The ministry of education and sports has warned institutions to desist from pestering parents to provide facial masks for finalists. This comes following several reports that schools are asking parents to provide as many as five facial masks and shields for their children ahead …

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Transport difficulties delay mask distribution in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The distribution of masks in various city divisions failed to kick off on Friday due to transport challenges. Local leaders were expected to start distributing the masks as had been communicated by KCCA, which received 2,067,500 masks from government last week.  In May, president, Yoweri …

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