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COVID-19 Updates

‘No benefit’ from hydroxychloroquine for virus: UK trial

Paris, France | AFP | A major British trial of hydroxychloroquine has found it has “no benefit” for patients hospitalised with the coronavirus, researchers said Friday, announcing they had stopped tests of the drug. “We have concluded that there is no beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine in patients hospitalised with COVID-19,” said a statement from the …

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Police tasked to account for UGX 37Bn COVID-19 funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has tasked officials from the Uganda Police to account for 37 billion recently appropriated by parliament to facilitate the force’ operations in controlling the spread of coronavirus disease. Police officials led by the Chief of Staff, Brigadier Jack Bakasumba …

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CAA tightens COVID-19 measures at Entebbe airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has tightened measures at Entebbe International Airport to combat the spread of COVID-19. Departing passengers will now be expected to arrive at the airport at least four hours before boarding to go through the health port screening procedures. They will …

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