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Six New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

The six cases were part of 2,048 samples that were tested yesterday for the disease. Four of the confirmed cases were contacts from Busia, Malaba,Amuru and Kyotera district while two cases are from the Mutukula and Malaba points of entry.
Six new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed bringing the number of cases to 1,006.

The six cases were part of 2,048 samples that were tested on Thursday for the disease. Four of the confirmed cases were contacts from Busia, Malaba, Amuru and Kyotera district while two cases from Mutukula and Malaba points of entry.

As of Thursday, more than 500,000 cases of COVID-19 were reported on the African continent.

  With more than 22 countries reporting increases in cases on the continent, the World Health Organisation is calling for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the Director WHO Africa, says with the increases in cases being reported on the continent, Africa must not be left out of the vaccine research.

"It is clear that the number of cases being reported in Africa is on the rise and this disease is going to be with us for a while. The only solution is to get a vaccine but as the international community comes together to develop one, equity must be a central focus of these efforts," Dr Moeti said.

According to Dr Moeti, often African countries end up at the back of the queue for new technologies, including vaccines.

 

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