Entebbe referral hospital closed to inpatients after COVID-19 surge

“The director of Entebbe Referral Hospital, Dr Moses Muwanga has said the facility has been closed to inpatients due to a surge in the number of COVID-19 patients being admitted at the hospital.”

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Government to import 18 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

“Government is set to procure 18 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to cater for nine million Ugandans with each person taking two jabs.”

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Ugandan police arrest hosts, Nigerian artiste over city music gala

“Police have arrested two Nigerian artistes and the organiser of a music gala in Kampala City on Saturday night in breach of the standard operating procedures against the spread of coronavirus.”

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Uganda to start COVID-19 vaccine trials next month

“Uganda will next month start tests for COVID-19 vaccine as the country steps up its efforts in search of medication for the virus that has so far killed 201 citizens.”

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Uganda: Watongola death awakens COVID-19 reality in Busoga

“After the news of Rehema Watongola’s death circulated on social and mainstream media outlets, Ms. Kadaga suspended her campaigns until further notice to mourn her parliamentary colleague. Ms Kadaga reminded the public to adhere to the standard operating procedures and live with the reality of COVID-19.”

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11 arrested at Entebbe Airport with fake COVID-19 certificates

“Police at Entebbe International Airport have arrested 11 intending travelers after they were found with forged COVID-19 negative test certificates just hours after Uganda’s virus cases reached 10,590 on Sunday.”

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Moody’s downgrades Uganda’s economy to Ba3

“The coronavirus crisis weighs on the short-term outlook, and also a significant increase in domestic political instability that could jeopardise economic conditions would be negative credit.”

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Uganda: Truck drivers buy COVID-19 results at Shs150,000

“Long distance truck drivers and their association leaders confirm that since they are required to enter into some East African countries with a COVID-19 negative certificate, the easiest way to acquire it is to pay between Shs50,000 and Shs150,000.”

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Vacation in Maasai Mara during COVID-19

“Through the COVID-19 conservation programme Adopt-an-Acre, patrons are invited to adopt an acre for approximately $35 a year, redeemable for a safari. So far, the initiative has generated a huge sum of revenue. With tourism quite low, most workers at the community-owned conservancies have been temporarily laid off. Adopt an-Acre ensures communities are paid.”

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Parents whose children miss immunisation face arrest (Uganda)

“The government will roll out another nationwide immunization exercise to allow those that missed out due to the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.The government intends to prosecute all parents who decline to immunize their children in case the sensitization is not adhered to.”

via Daily Monitor