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Coronavirus: Religious leaders cautioned against handshaking

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter Religious Council of Uganda-IRCU has cautioned the clergy against hugging and shaking hands during worship as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus. This was part of the guidelines issued on Thursday by IRCU, which brings together religious leaders from various …

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Kadaga directs Health Minister on coronavirus management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has tasked Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng to provide parliament with a report on its previous resolution to support Ugandan students in students stuck in China and the steps taken to manage the threat of coronavirus. The directive …

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Vaccination against yellow fever in affected districts starts in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The vaccination exercise against yellow fever in areas that recently had positive cases will start on March 9th. Dr. Immaculate Ampaire, the Deputy Programme Manager Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) told Uganda Radio Network yesterday that after vaccines arrived in the country Monday evening, …

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Minister explains closure of Ebola screening points

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says manning border screening points was becoming very expensive in the wake of security threats. The Minister was responding to concerns about the closure of several screening points at Uganda- DR Congo border, amidst an on-going Ebola virus …

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