All KENYA Students to REPEAT CLASSES as Govt CANCELS 2020 National School Exams

By OUMA WANZALA Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha announced Tuesday that national examinations will not take place this year as the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered the school calendar lost. As such, CS Magoha said, Standard Eight and Form Four students who were to sit the exams this year will do so in 2021. “Stakeholders have shelved the initial proposal to reopen schools in September for Standard Eight and Form Four candidates,” he said. The minister also announced that all basic learning institutions will reopen in January next year,…

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COVID-19 Thrusts Universities Into ONLINE Learning As VICTORIA UNIVERSITY Leads with Online Studies & Issues FREE Laptops to All NEW Students

By DailyNewsUG Education Correspondent, The COVID-19 pandemic has changed education forever. In a volatile world, “rigid” equals “brittle,” and institutions that cannot figure out how to work differently may not work at all. The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion Students are out of the classroom. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. Higher education community in Uganda is suddenly thrust into an unforeseen experiment in online…

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Rwanda Air Set To Resume Commercial Flights In August 2020

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Rwanda will resume commercial flights on August 1, four months since they flights were suspended on March 20 in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Airport operations will adhere to the guidelines issued by the health ministry and recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization to ensure safety and health of passengers amid the pandemic, Ministry of Infrastructure said in an announcement on Saturday. All passengers including those in transit will be required to show proof of the negative result from a…

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Corona Virus: Drunk People CANNOT Socially Distance -UK Police Chief

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, It is “crystal clear” that drunk people are unable to socially distance, the chair of the Police Federation said as pubs reopened on Saturday. Ministers had urged caution ahead of hospitality venues reopening in England after three months of lockdown. John Apter dealt with “naked men, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights and more angry drunks” on shift in Southampton. But police thanked the majority of people for acting responsibly as they enjoyed the night out. Streets were packed in London’s Soho district, with images showing revellers outside…

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Kenya Cases Hit 6,190 as 120 More Contract Coronavirus

By DailyNewsUG Health Correspondent A hundred and twenty more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Kenya, raising the country’s total number of confirmed cases since March 13 to 6,190. The Ministry of Health announced this on Monday, saying it had tested 2,221 samples. Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said all but five of the new patients are Kenyans and that Nairobi, the capital city, was in the lead with 67 of the cases. Mombasa County followed with 17 while Machakos recorded nine. Dr Aman also announced the recovery of…

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BREAKING: Kenya Airways (KQ) On Sale

By DailyNewsUG Business Correspondent, Kenya Airways has been making massive losses since 2014 and this has angered the government which owns a whooping 48.9% shares against 7.8% held by Air France-KLM. •  Kenyan MPs will now start debate on The National Aviation Management Bill 2020 as the National Assembly seeks to have the government take back full control of the national carrier by October. •  The loss-making airline, which is 48.9 percent government-owned and 7.8 percent held by Air France-KLM, was privatised 24 years ago but sank into debt and losses in…

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‘Crane Management Services Issues COVID-19 SOPs At All Its Properties’ – CEO Rajiv Ruparelia

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, As a way of resuming business amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) to all tenants occupying their buildings around Kampala. Managing Director Crane Management services Rajiv Ruparelia revealed the new SoPs on Friday 26-06′ 2020, during which he noted that although they have put in place measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, government has to intervene, such that in case landlords waive rent arrears, the Uganda Revenue Authority and utility providers should also give landlords a tax holiday. Rajiv said that…

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Kenya’s Coronavirus Deaths Hit 132 as Cases Soar To 5,384

DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Another two Covid-19 patients have died in Kenya as of Thursday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 132, the Health ministry said. A total of 178 people tested positive for the disease in the last 24 hours, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said Thursday. Nairobi is leading with 100 cases followed by Kajiado with 21 cases. Other counties that reported new cases on Thursday are Migori (17), Kiambu (16), Busia (8),  Mombasa (7), Machakos (4) and Nakuru (2). Uasin Gishu, Kericho and Taita…

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Russia Holds Massive 75th Victory Parade & Defies Pandemic with ‘Zero’ Face Masks & Social Distancing

By DailyNewsUG Health Correspondent Moscow’s coronavirus lockdown was strict and long. Its end has been swift and almost total. Veterans in their nineties joined President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for a giant 75th anniversary Victory Day parade as if facemasks and social distancing were never invented. And across the city, with the sun finally beating down, crowds have been flooding back to parks, bars and restaurant terraces, shrugging off the weeks hiding indoors from infection as an unpleasant memory.Image captionCafes are back in business and these Muscovites are taking precautions…

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Senegal’s President Macky Sall under Covid19 Quarantine

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Senegal’s President Macky Sall began a preventative two-week quarantine after coming into contact with a coronavirus case, although the leader has tested negative for the disease, his office said. The West African country has reported more than 6,100 Covid-19 infections and 93 deaths, and a state of emergency in place since March is being slowly lifted. “In line with medical advice on the matter, President Sall has put himself in quarantine for two weeks from Wednesday,” spokesman Seydou Gueye said in a short televised statement. Since the…

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