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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. […]

Uganda expected to get COVID-19 vaccine in April/May

Uganda expected to get COVID-19 vaccine in April/May

Uganda is expected to get the COVID-19 in April or May this year, following its application for the vaccine and payment for the vaccine. There are a number of vaccines which are under trial, and according to Cabinet, there is already an application for vaccines to cover nine million Ugandans. Following the deliberations of the […]

First beneficiaries of COVID-19 vaccine listed: Cabinet

First beneficiaries of COVID-19 vaccine listed: Cabinet

Older persons 50 years and above, people with underlying conditions, government frontline workers including health workers and security officers will be the first person to receive vaccination for COVID-19. A cabinet decision of January 27, reveals that the government is targeting 3, 348,500 persons who are 50 years and above This age group is considered […]

Mexican President Manuel Lopez tests positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Manuel Lopez tests positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced Sunday that he was infected with the coronavirus, but said his symptoms were mild. “I regret to inform you that I am infected with COVID-19. The symptoms are mild but I am already undergoing medical treatment,” the 67-year-old said in a message on social media. “As always, I […]

Napak Women Fight Malnutrition and Extreme Poverty by Growing Vgetables

Napak Women Fight Malnutrition and Extreme Poverty by Growing Vgetables

Like many communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, the population of  Karamoja region, located in northeastern Uganda, is highly dependent on subsistence agriculture for food security and livelihoods. This makes them extremely vulnerable to climate change. The region receives little amount of rainfall with long period of drought from September to mid March, leaving the region totally dry making it hard […]

Buhweju District Headquarters closed

Buhweju District Headquarters closed

The Buhweju district administration has closed its headquarters for seven days due to concerns of the increasing cases of COVID-19. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Paul Walakira, in a letter dated December 01, 2020, to all the administration staff, said all the premises will remain closed for one week starting December 02. Walakira said the […]

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

According to the ministry, the new cases were detected during tests done on November 18. “The cumulative confirmed cases are now 17,148,” the ministry said. “One new COVID-19 death was registered in Iganga. The total COVID-19 deaths are 158,” the ministry added. The total number of recoveries is now 8,426. Kampala remains the COVID-19 hotspot […]

First home rapid COVID-19 test approved: US

First home rapid COVID-19 test approved: US

The US issued an emergency use authorization for the first self-administered rapid coronavirus test on Tuesday, as other states of the country increase restrictions in attempt to hold the COVID-19 surge. The Food and Drug Administration approved a testing kit of people of 14 and older whom doctors suspect have COVID-19. The test which is […]

DRC’s Ebola epidemic ends

DRC’s Ebola epidemic ends

The Democratic Republic of Congo declared the end of the country’s Ebola epidemic after the outbreak killed over55 people in the past five months. “I am solemnly happy to declare the end of the 11th epidemic Ebola virus in Equator Province “Health Minister Eteni Longondo told the media. The World Health Organization said that the […]

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