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Costs of COVID-19 tests worry LOP Mpuuga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga has questioned the costs of COVID-19 tests at national events. Mpuuga’s call came hours before the President’s State of the Nation Address at the Kololo Independence Grounds in the capital, Kampala on Wednesday. According to …

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Scientists explain why Uganda’s COVID-19 vaccine has delayed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Scientists have explained to Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that developing a vaccine against COVID-19 will take a longer than earlier expected, given the different processes involved. The scientists appeared before the committee alongside officials from the former Ministry of Science, Technology …

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COVID-19 still int’l health emergency: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic still constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO’s highest alert level. The announcement came amid the recent increase of weekly reported deaths worldwide. After its quarterly assessment meeting on the …

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