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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. […]

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 […]

Uganda To distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

Uganda To distribute COVID-19 Vaccine

The Government has approved the procurement of 18 million doses of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. According to the Monday Cabinet decision, the health ministry, together with the National Medical Stores (NMS), have already placed an order for the vaccine, which will be used to vaccinate persons of 50 […]

We want fair COVID-19 test fees: Cargo transporters

We want fair COVID-19 test fees: Cargo transporters

Cross-border good transporters have called for fair COVID-19 test fees among East African Community (EAC) member states. Byron Kinene the chairman of the Regional Lorry Drivers and Transporters Association said each member state is charging COVID-19 test fees differently. He said this violates the very essence of regional integration and frustrates the movement of goods. […]

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 […]

Global COVID-19 poverty cases exceed predicted

Global COVID-19 poverty cases exceed predicted

The COVID-19 pandemic could push as many as 124 million people around the world into extreme poverty, up from about 115 million earlier predicted, a new report indicates. While the World Bank in October 2020 predicted that the pandemic could push between 88 and 115 million people around the globe into extreme poverty, the latest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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