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The Democratic Republic of Congo has entered the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, health officials in the country have announced. The head of the technical secretariat of the response against the Covid-19, Dr Jean-Jacques Muyembe announced that DR Congo is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases. This was made known in the bulletin of […]

Following the first lab tests of the new Omicron variant in South Africa suggesting that it can partially evade the Pfizer jab, the World Health Organization (WHO) maintains that the vaccines should work against the variant. Researchers say there was a “very large drop” in how well the vaccine’s (Pfizer) antibodies neutralized the new strain. […]

This year’s commemoration of World AIDS Day occurs in a complicated terrain where essential services have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the theme “End Inequality, End AIDS. End pandemic” this day is more than a call for a balance in health interventions to give all patients the chance to have equitable access to […]

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), has handed over a Patrol-and-Rescue Boat and an assortment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The donation is worth about USD 115,000 (UGX 408 Million) and has gone to the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC). The equipment is intended to achieve an […]

President Yoweri Museveni on the 22nd of October flagged off 282 pickup vehicles at the Kololo independence grounds, handing them over to district Chief Administrative Officers. “From the 1960s NRM always believed in Africans having capacity to solve their problems. The doctrine of self- sufficiency is the correct one. We have been able to survive […]

The National Medical Stores (NMS) has announced that in order to access their premises, one will have to be fully vaccinated or present a Covid-19 negative PCR test result taken not more than 72 hours. As revealed by the NMS Principal Public Relations Officer, Sheila Nduhukire, all staff and visitors will have to present proof […]

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has watered down allegations made yesterday on Whatsapp circulating a bottle of AstraZeneca vaccine to mislead the population about the shelf life of the vaccines. The Senior Public Relations Officer at the MoH, Emmanuel Ainebyoona clarified that the AstraZeneca vaccines being administered are valid and have a shelf life of up to 30th September 2021. […]

The first recipient of the COVID-19 Relief Cash and a resident of Gulu City, Geoffrey Oloya yesterday presented himself before the authorities to dismiss falsehoods that labelled him as a “ghost” recipient of the cash. This followed bad publicity around him that he had never been a bodaboda rider and that he was unknown in Gulu. “I first heard of the falsehoods around my name last week when Members […]

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic existence, life was normal across almost every business zone but since its declaration, wails have been a characteristic of many players in different sectors. At Port Bell in Luzira, a number of youths center here every day so that they can have something to enlarge their bellies and also provide […]

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has revealed that there is a consistent reduction in daily confirmed cases following the partial lifting of the lockdown. This was revealed by the Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Acheng recently while she updated the public on COVID-19 response after the lockdown. Acheng noted that daily confirmed cases reduced from the […]