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Published 26.06.2020 18:47
Ugandan startup turns plastic bottles into coronavirus face shields.
A startup called Takataka Plastics is testing a new process to turn plastic waste into construction materials and, most recently, reusable, locally made plastic face shields for medical workers who are fighting Covid-19. Takataka Plastics has been manufacturing in Gulu since March, with 14 staff, having made about 1,200 of…
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Published 17.06.2020 14:49
In Uganda the government will start testing ministers for Covid-19 every fortnight.
Health officials in Uganda have announced that they will start testing all government ministers for Covid-19 every fortnight because of their frequent movements across the country. Thus far 79 government officials have been tested for Covid-19 and all of them have tested negative.
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Published 31.05.2020 10:06
In Uganda the government has committed to distributing free face masks to citizens.
President Yoweri Museveni says his government will provide free masks to all Ugandans aged 6 years old and above in a bid to ensure that citizens do not share face masks. The announcement comes after the government has made it compulsory for people to wear facemasks in public places. The…
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Published 27.05.2020 16:05
In East Africa all lorry drivers are now required to have trackers on board.
In a bid to monitor the movement of lorry drivers during the Covid-19 pandemic Heads of States from Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan have resolved that all truck drivers need to have digital trackers. This comes after border testing in several African countries has found numerous Covid-19 cases among…
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Published 26.05.2020 13:00
In Uganda, DJs are using Facebook Live to connect with their fans.
After all bars and nightclubs in the country were closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Ugandan DJs have turned to Facebook live to continue entertaining the masses. The DJs are hosting hour-long music sessions over the weekends. They also use these sessions to provide key information about Covid-19.
Published 12.05.2020 16:41
In Uganda, the President has released a workout video to encourage people to work out at home during the country’s lockdown.
75-year-old President Yoweri Museveni released the video of him running and doing push-ups in his office in a bid to encourage people to stay home and keep fit during the lockdown. In the video he stresses that “it’s good to go outdoors when there is no problem, but when there’s…
Published 27.04.2020 16:39
In Uganda, a smartphone app lets the vendors safely sell and deliver fruits and vegetables to customers under the lockdown.
It was developed by the Institute for Social Transformation, a Ugandan charity, and it helps avoid crowds in markets. People can sell goods while at home, which are delivered to customers with motorcycle taxis. UN Women supported the app, since it enables female vendors to increase sales and e-commerce.
Published 27.04.2020 12:53
Students at the Islamic University in Uganda have developed a hands-free hand-washer
The hand washer aims to promote safe hygiene and save water during the Covid-19 pandemic. The students were looking for a way to draw water without having to open and close the taps. The invention works by using sensors and a solar battery-powered controller. Their idea is aimed at using…
Published 26.04.2020 11:45
In Uganda, a musician and an MP Bobi Wine sings about the importance of hygiene.
The former rapper recently released a video in which he raises awareness about the pandemic. The lyrics say: “The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim but the good news is that everyone is a potential solution.” Other countries like Vietnam, with a music video called Jealous Coronavirus,…

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