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Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise to 821

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 821 after 16 cases tested positive from samples that were tested on Wednesday.  The positive cases were picked from over 3,000 samples that were tested from different testing centres. Five of the positive cases were picked from points of …

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Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, | AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization’s director-general told an online conference on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual health forum organised by Dubai authorities that the greatest …

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WHO declares South Sudan free of the polio virus

JUBA, South Sudan | XINHUA |  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared South Sudan free of the poliovirus. “South Sudan’s complete documentation for wild polio virus free status has been accepted. With this feat, WHO’s Africa Region is set to be declared wild poliovirus free 2020,” the WHO South …

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Africa on the road to be declared free of wild poliovirus

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The African continent might be declared free of all three wild poliovirus types- 1, 2 and 3, following progress in Nigeria, the last country to record a case. The Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC), an independent body responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in …

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WHO cautions against using dexamethasone for mild COVID-19 cases

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The World Health Organization (WHO) has hailed the news that a common steroid, dexamethasone, can potentially help save the lives of patients with severe cases of COVID-19, but it warned that it is by no means a cure-all.   Early findings suggest that for hospitalized coronavirus …

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