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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 […]

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. […]

100 people arrested for not wearing masks

Onyango says the suspects will be charged with engaging in acts likely to spread infectious disease. Police is holding over 100 Suspects who were arrested flouting the COVID19 standard operating procedures in Kampala central business district. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says Police mounted an operation in Kampala to arrest people who were […]

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

With 660 new cases, Uganda has recorded its second-highest ever number of new COVID-19 infections, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases in the country to 23,860. No death was however recorded. In releasing results, the Ministry of Health apologized for delaying the relaying of the results noting that, “there was a delay in analyzing results  hence […]

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 […]

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 […]

Donald Trump Confirms new COVID-19 Vaccine

Donald Trump Confirms new COVID-19 Vaccine

Donald Trump, President of the United States, US, on Monday confirmed another COVID-19 vaccine. Trump disclosed that the Moderna vaccine was 95 percent effective. In a tweet, the US President said the discovery was made during his tenure. According to Trump: “Another Vaccine just announced. This time by Moderna, 95% effective. For those great “historians,” […]

COVID-19 US cases more than 11 million

COVID-19 US cases more than 11 million

Michigan and Washington are the latest US states to bring in strict measures to try and curb the spread of Covid-19. High schools and colleges are to halt on-site teaching and restaurants are prohibited from offering indoor dining in Michigan from Wednesday. Indoor restaurant dining is also banned in Washington State, and gyms, cinemas, theatres […]

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