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Strays feel the bite as pandemic spreads

Athens, Greece | AFP |  As coronavirus forces billions of people around the world into lockdown, another sizeable population has also been hard hit — stray animals. While pet owners in many countries are still allowed to walk their dogs, thousands of other animals — the exact numbers are unknown — …

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UNBS names companies with fake sanitizers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has named companies that have failed laboratory tests and likely to sell substandard sanitizers. The standards body said in a notice on Thursday evening urged the public not to buy particular companies’ products.  “This is aimed at protecting consumers …

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KCCA closes part of Kaleerwe market

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has issued a notice suspending operation of Kisanjja Section in Kalerwe Market for failure to abide by government guidelines in the wake of Coronavirus (COVID -19). According to a statement issued Wednesday, the suspension has been prompted by overcrowding in …

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Businesses to get relief on loans – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  In a thin relief to businesses during the shutdown due to coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni announced Monday evening that his government would talk to banks to ensure that they don’t seize properties of defaulters during the 14-day period. Museveni who announced the ban of private …

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Americans plan evacuation flight out of Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The US. Embassy is liaising with the Ugandan government to allow a plane to land at and depart with its citizens from Entebbe International Airport in the next one week. The US embassy confirmed in a statement that they are working with a private airline …

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Eskom starts spilling after Lake Victoria water level rises

📌Started spilling at 1000 Cubic Meters/Sec 📌Increased to 1,200 and 1,300 CM/Sec 📌21/03/2020 ⬆ 1,350 CM/Sec 📌22/03/2020 ⬆ 1,400 CM/Sec 📌23/03/2020 ⬆ 1,450 CM/Sec 📌24/03/2020 ⬆ 1,500 CM/Sec Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity generators Eskom this week started taking measures to reduce the rising Lake Victoria levels following …

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US declares coronavirus national emergency

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump announced a national state of emergency on Friday, freeing up $50 billion in federal funds for the battle against the coronavirus pandemic as he vowed to “vastly” ramp up testing capacity. “To unleash the full power of the federal government, …

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Archbishop Ntagali concludes farewell tour

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The outgoing Archbishop of the Church of Uganda the Most Rev Stanley Ntagali has this morning completed his farewell journey across the Province, as he prepares for his retirement. In his farewell sermon to the congregation at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kampala, this morning, the …

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