On February 26th 2021, the EAC Council of Ministers at its 40th meeting in Arusha designated July1st 2021 as the date for the coming into being of the East African Monetary Institute (EAMI), a precursor to the East African Central Bank.
David Kiyimba, a father of a sixteen-year-old Senior three student at the School told URN in an interview on Wednesday that he only learnt that his son was vaccinated yesterday after reading in the press that a child had developed multiple organ failure which relatives attribute to the jab he took in February when schools reopened after long closure.
The observation was made during a meeting on Thursday between the committee and officials from the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) as part of an inquiry into queries raised by the Office of the Auditor-General, regarding expenses made during the financial year 2020/2021.
Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament referred to President Museveni’s 12th July, 2021 letter to the Health Services Commission, Chairman Pius Okong in which he directed regularization of employment of all personnel who volunteered during the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the plan shared by the UN health agency, the pandemic could be history at the end of the year if countries and the international community increased awareness and implemented measures or policies that promote the prevention of the disease, surveillance of the disease, integrated diagnostic and care pathways to deal with patients.
The Minister says misinformation on the efficacy and alleged dangers of the covid-19 vaccine remains a big hurdle for vaccine uptake in the region, limiting the government’s progress in fully vaccinating citizens.
In it’s latest statement, the organisation says patients that qualify for the drug include those that are not vaccinated, older people, people with immunodeficiencies and people living with chronic diseases.
The object of this Bill is to amend the Public Health Act to repeal obsolete provisions, to revise the fines for offences committed under the Act, to repeal the Venereal Diseases Act, and the Immunization Act 2017, among others.
These funds were disbursed to Ministries, Departments and Agencies-MDAs under the Emyooga programme, Microfinance Support Centre, Uganda Development Bank (UDB), and Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), among others.
“The Children who got pregnant, we are going to discuss with the Bishops and other religious leaders. We shall find a solution for them. There are some arguments, should the child go to school with visible pregnancy? That one I will discuss with Cabinet first and other people,” Museveni said in part.
Dr Diana Atwiine, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health told URN that as restrictions are being lifted, an average of 17 people are dying every day and severe cases have been registered where 65 per cent are people of advanced age and not vaccinated.
In a statement released on Monday, the organization noted that in low and middle-income countries, learning losses to school closures have left up to 70 per cent of 10-year-olds unable to read or understand a simple text, up from 53 per cent in the period before the pandemic.
Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze, the Incident Commander of COVID-19 at the Ministry of Health told URN in an interview that the vaccines that require very low temperature were taken to the Acholi region in anticipation that people would use them in vain.
Rev. Vincent Oceng Ocen, the Omoro District Education Officer told Uganda Radio Network in an interview over the weekend that they have linked 168 primary and secondary schools to 27 health facilities.
“Both parties agreed to immediately remove any administrative measures that have hitherto inhibited trade in the poultry and poultry products,” a joint communiqué signed by the two Ministers read in part.
“About 50 Members of Parliament and staff who participated in the EAC Legislative Assemblies’ sports in Arusha have tested positive for Covid-19. They are being managed by the Ministry of Health and Parliament Health team. No hospitalization case registered. The majority who went to Arusha are safe,” said Obore.
Speaking to URN during an interview on Monday, Frank Tumwebaze denied any knowledge of a deliberate move to implement a ban, saying he could not comment on what was not brought to his Ministry's attention. Instead, he maintains that bilateral talks are ongoing between the two neighbouring countries seeking an end to the prevailing tensions.
In an update to journalists on Tuesday, Eng. Abraham Muwanguzi who manages the Science Planning Department said between December 5 and 11, the country will be recording an average of 45 cases but these are projected to further increase to a weekly average of 330 cases by the 18th of December.
Covilyce-1 herbal medicine was created by scientists at the Faculty of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Studies (Pharm-Biotech), backed by over 200 herbalists from the Acholi sub-region to treat COVID-19. the drug, they say, can cure COVID-19 patients within 72 hours of administering.