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Eddie Kenzo petitions Parliament for evacuation from Ivory Coast

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Singer Edirisa Musuuza also known as Eddie Kenzo has petitioned Parliament seeking government’s intervention to have him evacuated from Ivory Coast. Kenzo has been held up for the last two months due to the closure of borders occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenzo left …

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Ugandans want to try masks on before buying

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has warned that persons who do not comply with a directive on wearing masks will be apprehended. The caution comes a day after the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng signed an instrument to enforce the compulsory wearing of masks …

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Health Minister orders intensified risk communication in Elegu

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has ordered Amuru leaders to intensify risk communication and community engagement in response to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Elegu. The Minister who was assessing the Amuru district COVID-19 taskforce response activities on Friday was appalled by the congestion …

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COVID-19 suspect: Being in quarantine was terrible

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A foreign resident who was discharged recently from Entebbe Central Inn says life during quarantine was “like living in hell”. When he arrived at Entebbe International Airport, he was told he would spend 14 days in institutional quarantine having returned from the United States of …

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Rugunda calls for transparency in managing COVID-19 fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has asked the COVID-19 Fund committee to be transparent while managing the resources entrusted to them. Dr Rugunda sounded the appeal while inaugurating the Fund committee that was named by President Yoweri Museveni at a function held at his …

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Technique used to test for COVID-19 not new – Prof. Kaleebu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu has said the methods they use to test the coronavirus (COVID -19) are the same as those used for testing hepatitis B and HIV. Prof. Kaleebu’s assertion dispels fears among part …

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