Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng told journalists on Friday that Uganda has so far recorded one case of the Indian strain of the COVID-19 virus that is feared to be lethal. She said starting tomorrow only those Ugandans who have been in India for treatment and the nationals that will be allowed back in the country. The ban also affects travelers that have traveled through India in the last 14 days.
The government targets to vaccinate at least 3 million head of cattle by the end of the exercise, out of the total national cattle stock of 14.8 million, according to State Minister for Animal Husbandry, Bright Rwamirama.
Minister Rwamirama is worried that the quarantines might take longer than planned because of failure by officials and farmers to respect the guidelines.
A team of medics led by Dr Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon successfully separated conjoined twins comprising one live twin and another dead twin. The twin girls had been delivered by caesarean birth at Amuria District Hospital to Joyce Alinga, a resident of Aujongor Village, Obalanga Sub County in Kapelebyong district.
Dr Nicholas Kwikiriza, the Kikuube District Health officer-DHO confirmed the outbreak of the disease in an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Friday afternoon. This came after a 16-year old girl, a refugee and resident of Musiinsa A Village in the Kyangwali Refugee settlement area tested positive for the disease on April 28, 2021.
The review identified an increased risk of mesothelioma, skin melanoma, multiple myeloma, and cancers of the prostate and urinary bladder, and conversely, decreased risk of cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, and pancreas.