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Wear masks in public, says WHO in new coronavirus advice

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  The World Health Organization Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and physical distancing is difficult. The use of masks has been a hot topic ever since the pandemic first …

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Will COVID-19 deal US malls a mortal blow?

New York, United States | AFP |  As they gradually reopen, US shopping malls are requiring masks and implementing social distancing policies in hopes of convincing customers that they can shop safely in the coronavirus era. But these once-dominant shopping behemoths are in survival mode following lengthy pandemic shutdowns that have …

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Trump says he finally wore a mask and ‘it looked very nice’

Ypsilanti, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said Thursday he’d finally overcome his aversion to wearing masks against the coronavirus — but didn’t want be photographed. Touring a Ford auto factory in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where workers have converted to building respirators and other medical equipment for fighting COVID-19, Trump held up a mask …

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Experts discourage use of masks while jogging

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts are warning against wearing masks if one is engaged in work that involves a lot of physical activity. According to medics, wearing a mask often reduces the airflow into the breathing chamber making it uncomfortable and difficult for one to breathe during intense …

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Princess Diana staff protest absence of masks

Sorotia, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Staff at Princess Diana Memorial HCIV in Soroti Municipality have laid down tools over the lack of  face masks for attending to patients.  The staffs are concerned that while the COVID-19 pandemic is claiming lives in different parts of the world, Soroti Hospital isn’t providing …

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Gov’t to produce 11.2 million masks in two weeks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The government will only be able to produce 11.2 million face masks over the next two weeks. This is in line with a decision by the government to distribute free face masks to the general public as a precondition for lifting restrictions on the lockdown …

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Security to vigorously enforce directive on face masks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of Security Gen. Elly Tumwine has said enforcing the compulsory wearing of masks is going to be the new war front for security forces. Tumwine said that the country has closed the borders through which new infections were coming to the country, they …

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