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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 […]

COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm Kabarole District

COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm Kabarole District

The number of people with COVID-19 in Kabarole has increased to 23, leaving the district task force with no option other than resorting to home-based management. Brian Kisembo, the COVID-19 Incident Manager in Kabarole, says that so far, five of the cases are admitted at the isolation unit of Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital for […]

World to benefit from COVID-19 Vaccine

World to benefit from COVID-19 Vaccine

The head of the World Health Organization hailed the rapid progress towards a Covid-19 vaccine but insisted Friday that every country had to reap the benefits. “A vaccine will be a vital tool for controlling the pandemic, and we’re encouraged by the preliminary results of clinical trials released this week,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, in […]

UAE vice president receives COVID-19 vaccine

UAE vice president receives COVID-19 vaccine

Prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said he received a coronavirus vaccine shot. “We wish everyone safety and great health, and we are proud of our teams who have worked relentlessly to make the vaccine available in the UAE,” he […]

Kyambogo University staff tests positive for COVID-19

Kyambogo University staff tests positive for COVID-19

The discovery of the positive case has caused panic at the campus which opened recently after almost six months of lockdown. One member of staff at Kyambogo University has been rushed to Mulago National Referral Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. The discovery of the positive case has caused panic at the campus which opened […]

Tororo district headquarters closed over COVID-19 cases

Tororo district headquarters closed over COVID-19 cases

The closure comes after a number of medical officers at Tororo General Hospital were placed in quarantine                                   The closed gate at the Tororo district headquarters. The Tororo district local government headquarters has been thrown into panic and declared […]

Experts call for sacrifice in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Experts call for sacrifice in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Uganda was recently ranked among the best countries across the globe that managed to suppress the COVID-19 pandemic in the month of August. Ghebreyesus said governments should break the chains of transmission, test extensively, Isolate and care for cases and trace and provide support for quarantine for all contacts. As Uganda and the rest of […]

Anti-bodies fall rapidly after COVID-19

Anti-bodies fall rapidly after COVID-19

Levels of protective antibodies in people wane “quite rapidly” after coronavirus infection, say researchers. Antibodies are a key part of our immune defenses and stop the virus from getting inside the body’s cells. The Imperial College London team found the number of people testing positive for antibodies has fallen by 26% between June and September. […]

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