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.
Patrick Sseremba, the School headteacher says that despite the financial constraints, the teachers have used the school reopening as an opportunity to raise several demands some of which he says are unrealistic at the moment.
The 2 billion Shillings facility was constructed by the Rotary Club of Kampala on 10-acres of land donated to Rotary in 1996, by the Late Rotarian George Kasedde Mukasa for the Club to implement a community service project.
Last year, KCCA passed a budget of 441.79 billion Shillings to facilitate its operations for the financial year 2022/2023. But this is far below the annual allocation of at least 1.5 trillion Shillings envisaged in the KCCA five-year Strategic Plan launched in 2020.
WHO said that this marked the shortest surge since the pandemic began on the continent, where total cases have exceeded 10.2 million. Recorded cases of infection show that the weekly number plateaued in the seven days leading up to January 9, from the previous week.
Covilyce-1 was invented by scientists at Gulu University’s Faculty of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Studies (Pharm-Biotech) headed by Dr. Lamwaka last year. The scientists claim the herbal concoction which is in form of powder, nasal drops, (anal) suppositories, and (syrup) linctus clears covid-19 within 72 hours.
Uganda has been under nighttime curfew for almost two years, as one of the measures undertaken by the government to control the spread of COVID-19. The curfew runs from 6 pm for motorcycles and from 7 pm for the rest of the public, including, among others, pedestrians and motor vehicles.
David Ssenfuka, the herbalist who has been dispensing this herb, having picked knowledge from his deceased grandmother told URN in an interview that they held a meeting with the National Drug Authority on Tuesday, to guide them on what they require to start trying the drug which has been code named SD2018 on humans.
The Ministry's Permanent Secretary Vincent Bagiire told the Foreign Affairs Commitee of Parliament on Thursday that the fleet that they are using was procured prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting -CHOGM which was hosted in 2007. He says that 14 years later, the vehicles are now in a sorry state and an embarrassment to the government.
The deceased has been identified as Maureen Nantambi. Before her death, Nantambi stayed with her grandmother Asula Nakafu, a market vendor in the Bweyogerere market. Her father was due to pick her to return to their village in Buikwe District and resume studies after schools reopened.
The first drug, baricitinib, is a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor- a class of drugs used to treat autoimmune conditions, blood and bone marrow cancers, and rheumatoid arthritis. According to the WHO Guideline Development Group, it is strongly recommended for patients with severe or critical disease in combination with corticosteroids.
Dr Mathias Lugoloobi, the Wakiso District Health Officer says that the exercise will run in a staggered manner starting with Busiro and then Kyaddondo. He explains that several activities have since been conducted among them training of the health workers and VHTs as well as social mobilization.