Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health, says in one year, over 14 million people have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. Of these, 7.9 million have been fully vaccinated while 20,758 have received booster doses.
Dr. Moses Muwanga, outgoing Director of Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital, says that they have handled over 2,300 COVID-19 patients since 2020 and have been preparing for full resumption by re-opening departments in a phased manner.
It all started in late January when Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and Democratic Party President General Norbert Mao made several phone calls to Oulanyah but he didn't respond. This went on for three days, according to information obtained by URN.
According to Luke Owoyesigirye, the Kampala metropolitan area deputy spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police Edward Abua who has since been arrested over his mother's gruesome murder, allegedly "locked her inside the bedroom before setting the house ablaze.
Francis Makumbi, a resident of Bugonga and also Headteacher Lake Side Primary School says Nyakuni has been a great citizen who was raising two of her grandchildren who belonged to her deceased daughter.
The National Institute for Health Research is among key partners of the East Africa Consortium for Clinical Research-EACCR. The partnership involves 23 research institutions and universities in Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, and the consortium's Secretariat is hosted at Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI.
In its latest update on COVID-19 testing requirements, the condition was waived for passengers to six of the seven emirate countries. Passengers now need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate issued from an accredited laboratory within 48 hours to departure. Only those destined to Dubai are required to have a certificate issued within six hours to departure.
George Wangaya, the Managing Director of Awel Tours and Travel Agency, says that the ministry of health should tighten its grip on laboratories or test UAE-bound at the airport. The agency offers services namely air ticketing, tours & Safaris, consultancy services, car hire, hotel booking, and Visa arrangements for UAE.
Uganda is the latest to be added to the UAE red list. The list now has 12 African countries.
Two days ago, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority issued directives to suspend flights from Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Others on the list are Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Eswatini.
Turyabahika noted that while some people have been hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19 due to fears that they will get blood clots, he says they are still vulnerable to getting blood clots when they get infected with Covid-19 because all viruses cause blood clots.
As a result, he is advising people to get vaccinated and ensure they drink at least two litres of water daily, undertake regular physical exercises such as walks and swimming to prevent blood clots.
Kikaire says the main objective of the third round of EACCR is now to see scientists do research in the five focus areas, encourage junior scientists to spearhead these research projects, and most importantly close the gender gap by giving at least half of the scholarships for short courses, masters degrees to females.