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The government of Japan has contributed approximately 9.8 million USD towards the mitigation of the Covid-19 impacts onto the refugees and refugee-hosting communities in Uganda. This was revealed by the Ambassador of Japan to Uganda, H.E. Hidemoto Fukuzawa during a joint press conference held at the Uganda Media Centre on Tuesday April 20, 2021. According […]

The European Medicines Agency has said that unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should be added as a possible adverse side effect of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The recommendation was made after a review of 63 cases of reported blood clots that developed moments after receiving the vaccine from several European countries. The majority […]

The pandemic has been an exceptionally tough time for everyone. The highly contagious nature of COVID-19 does not allow physical proximity between people, making it almost impossible to extend support to those in need. But nurses in Brazil have come up with a novel idea to comfort isolated patients. At a time when the country […]

By Derrick Asaba The education ministry has raised a warning to all educational institutions that are operating outside the operational guidelines issued by the Ministry to stop immediately. This was during a press conference held at the Uganda media center in Kampala on Wednesday that sought to clarify issues around the reopening of education institutions under […]

President Magufuli changes his mind about COVID-free claim Tanzanian President John Magufuli amid the corona virus outbreak warned the country’s health ministry against rushing into embracing the Covid-19 vaccines promoted by foreign companies and countries. Magufuli cast doubt on the global urge to develop Covid-19 vaccine claiming that little has been done to help cure […]

By Amy Police has announced that it will be re-enforcing COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures for public transport as issued by the Ministry of Health.Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson says that starting this week, a taxi operator found carrying more than eight passengers, lacking sanitizers or not wearing mask as guided by the Ministry […]

By Nickie Karitas At the mention of the word ‘Covid19’ today, fear sends cold ripples of defeat down everyone’s spine. The word has successfully sent all of us into hiding places and put all social classes at the hope of mercy from above. New York, the city that never sleeps, Paris, the center of romance, […]

By Nikki Karitas The street was loud. A deafening noise ripped up and down the city blocks. The forever sounds of derisive hoots cut the thick air and no elbow gave you a 5 seconds chance to stand still. And suddenly, gone were the days. The timely shadow of silence that swallowed up the world […]

The Ministry of Health announced earlier that it has placed an order for 18 million doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine from the Serum Institute of India which will be used to vaccinate persons aged 50 and above, those with underlying health conditions, health workers, security personnel, and teachers, among other essential services providers.Members of the […]

Bugisu region is at the risk of registering a spike in COVID-19 infections because of uncontrolled traditional circumcision alias Imbalu celebrations. Apparently, Imbalu celebrations are taking place across Bugisu districts comprising Bududa, Manafwa and Mbale in disregard of the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs to contain the spread of the novel Corona virus.       In Mbale, […]


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