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South Africa’s Zulu King dies at 72

South Africa’s Zulu King dies at 72

Goodwill Zwelithini, the controversial but revered king of South Africa’s Zulus, died Friday aged 72 after weeks in hospital, his palace announced.  The king wielded great influence among millions of Zulus through his largely ceremonial and spiritual role despite having no official power in modern South Africa. ‘It is with the utmost grief that I […]

Joe Biden to end COVID-19 vaccination restrictions by May 1

Joe Biden to end COVID-19 vaccination restrictions by May 1

President Joe Biden will order authorities across the entire United States to lift priority restrictions on people wanting to get Covid-19 vaccinations by the start of May, an official said Thursday. ‘He will direct states that no later than May 1, all Americans need to be eligible to receive the vaccine,’ said a senior administration […]

Sh593b is needed for COVID-19 Vaccine: Government

Sh593b is needed for COVID-19 Vaccine: Government

The Ministry of Health has said it needs about sh593b ($162m) to procure sufficient COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible Ugandans. The health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, told Parliament that although they approved a $5m supplementary budget as upfront payment for an initial 18 million doses targeting frontline workers and vulnerable communities, more money will […]

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenyan Prime Minister who is also Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga has tested positive for Covid-19. Odinga’s personal physician Dr.  David Oluoch-Olunya in a statement released on Thursday evening confirmed the positive results. “We have confirmed Odinga has SARs-2 Covid-19 He is responding well to treatment he is receiving at the Nairobi hospital […]

Minister of Health receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Minister of Health receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, has today received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The launch of the vaccination was held at the Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital at Mulago. Aceng was followed by health Permanent Secretary Diana Atwine and Director General of Health Services Henry Mwebesa. In order to watch […]

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered

COVID-19 vaccination exercise starts today Wednesday 10th March 2021 at Mulago Specialized Women’s and Neonatal hospital. Health minister Dr Ruth Aceng said the vaccination of health workers of Mulago and Entebbe Regional Referral Hospitals will commence immediately after the launch. The launch activity is scheduled to begin at 10.00 am and end at 12.00 pm. […]

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Warnings of second COVID-19 wave as infections plunge

Health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng has said that the falling COVID-19 daily recorded infection numbers could be an indication of a coming to end of the first wave of the pandemic, giving way to an outbreak of a second wave. “The media has been awash with concern over the falling numbers of COVID-19 in […]

UK arrivals to take Mandatory COVID-19 tests

UK arrivals to take Mandatory COVID-19 tests

Travelers arriving in Britain from abroad are mandated to take two coronavirus tests during quarantine, the government is expected to confirm on Tuesday. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is due to announce that people told to isolate at home will be required to get a test two and eight days into a mandatory 10-day quarantine period. […]

China births fall further in 2020

China births fall further in 2020

China’s number of registered births in 2020 dropped by nearly a third from the total births reported the year before, in the latest sign that relaxations in the country’s strict family planning policy are failing to spark a baby boom. After decades of a “one-child policy”, Beijing changed the rules in 2016 to allow families […]

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

DR Congo on Sunday announced  the return of Ebola in its troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country’s previous outbreak. “We have another episode of the Ebola virus” in the Biena health zone of North Kivu province, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told […]

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