The cancellation of the directive comes barely a week after it was announced by President Yoweri Museveni, as a condition for reopening the economy and allowing public service vehicles to load their full capacity.
Prof. Samuel Majalija, the Deputy Principal, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity that’s spearheading the training told URN in an interview on Wednesday morning that they resolved to train graduates in medical laboratory technology related courses to do antigen testing such that there is a reserve team to be called to action in case of need in schools.
Dr Beatrice Acan, the In-charge of Aswa Health Sub-district said that abortion-inducing pills are currently widely sought after by pregnant girls to induce abortion. She particularly highlighted misoprostol/Cytotec as one of the commonly abused pills.
Moses Oundo, the National Spokesperson of Jehovah’s Witness in Uganda revealed that they are undertaking extra precautionary measures not to expose their flock to the risks of contracting the killer contagion.
The development comes as a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist repeated the agency’s message that countries could not boost their way out of the pandemic, while the Omicron variant was transmitting so intensely, just as the Delta variant has done.
The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) offered five acres of land in Soroti Industrial Park last year
to Prof. Patrick Ogwang, the founder of Jena Herbals Ltd to start the factory. But Prof. Ogwang says it will take him a while to operationalize the factory because of limited resources.