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Anger as forced quarantine extended in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Hundreds of people held under mandatory quarantine in Kenya after returning from abroad are up in arms after the government extended their confinement for another 14 days. Around 2,000 people were placed in forced quarantine as they arrived in the country from March 22 until international …

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Cargo truck drivers from DR Congo to be quarantined

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers carrying cargo from the Democratic Republic of Congo entering through Bwera border post in Kasese district will be subjected to 14-days of quarantine. The development is a measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Kasese Resident District Commissioner, Lt. Joe Walusimbi …

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Life in quarantine a nightmare: COVID-19 suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rachael Namutebi, a student at the University of California is among many Ugandans who opted to return home when COVID-19 started ravaging developed parts of the world like the United States of America where she was based. At that time, Uganda was a sitting duck …

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Virus patients in Spain get five-star hotel quarantine

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  An ambulance driver wearing a white protective gown enters a Barcelona hotel and announces the arrival of three new “customers” — a trio of coronavirus patients discharged from hospital into luxury quarantine. “Good morning! How are you? My name is Enrique Aranda and I am probably …

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Health Ministry to release 200 people from institutional quarantine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health is going to release 200 people who have been undergoing institutional quarantine this week. These are part of the 1,015 people that have been under institutional quarantine at centres located in Kampala and Wakiso districts. According to the health ministry, …

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Sembabule Woman MP Anifa Kawooya on spot for evading quarantine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Sembabule Woman Member of Parliament, Anifa Kawooya Bangirina is under fire from her electorates for allegedly evading the institutional quarantine for COVID-19 following her return from abroad. A section of voters accuse Kawooya of failure to subject herself to the 14 days mandatory …

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Spy agencies deployed to trace all returnees avoiding quarantine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has deployed spy agencies to trace for all people who returned to the country recently evading quarantine. The team comprises operatives from the  Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI, Internal Security Organisation –ISO and Crime Intelligence Unit- CIU. The team has been tasked to ensure …

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Kadaga blocks three MPs from accessing Parliament after Dubai travel

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has blocked three legislators from accessing parliament and referred them to institutional quarantine following their travel to Dubai in United Emirates. They are the Physical Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko, Lwengo Woman MP, Cissy Namujju and her …

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