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WHO intensely focused on global COVID-19 vaccine trials

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that six months after first sounding the international alarm over COVID-19, it is now intensely focused on shepherding global vaccine candidates through the necessary trials. Among them, the Access to COVID19  Tools (ACT) Accelerator, launched in April, has …

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UGANDA: 21 new COVID cases, 11 fatalities

UPDATE 🔺 August 12th – new COVID-19 cases 21 🔺 Total confirmed cases 1,353. 🔺 8 new cases are from Malaba point of entry 🔺 12 new cases are contacts and community alerts. 🔹 Total Deaths: 11 🔸Total Recoveries: 1,141 🔹Samples from Points of Entry tested today:2,871 🔸Samples from community and contacts: 1,147 🔹Samples tested …

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Mbale parliamentary aspirant tests positive for Covid-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An aspirant for the Bungokho North Central constituency parliamentary seat in Mbale district has tested positive for Covid-19. Information obtained from health officials in Mbale shows that the aspirant is isolated at Mulago National Referral Hospital where he is undergoing treatment. Edward Nyongesa, the …

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China, Africa Union experts meet to plan COVID-19 fight

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA |  High-level African and Chinese experts and officials on Tuesday called for further strengthening China-Africa ties in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. They made the call during a high-level virtual China-Africa joint response to COVID-19 pandemic meeting, which brought together senior experts …

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Artists to get UGX 6.6Bn Covid-19 stimulus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has set aside 6.6 billion shillings as a stimulus to artists whose activities were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They include artistes whose performances were cancelled after the government banned public gatherings in March. Speaking at the …

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