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High cost of Covid-19 test at airport irks MP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kween County MP, Abdi Fadhil Chemaswet has asked the Ministry of Health to review the high cost of mandatory Covid-19 PCR test conducted at Entebbe International Airport. The test costs US$65 which the MP said is a scheme that only benefits private laboratories stationed at the …

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Administration of oaths underway for new members of parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The administration of oath for members-elect of the eleventh parliament has kicked off this morning at the Parliamentary buildings in Kampala. The process, scheduled to end on Thursday, May 20, will see parliament welcome the highest number of legislators having moved from 426 to 529 in …

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COVID-19 infection up in young people-MOH

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a signification of Covid-19 cases among young people between 10 and 29 years of age, the Ministry of Health has revealed. According to the Ministry, there is a 12 percent increase in the number of COVID-19 infection among people between 10-19 years and 5 …

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Gov’t bans flights to and from India

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has banned flights to and from India following the high COVID- 19 infections and deaths in the Asian country.  India has so far recorded more than 18 million cases of COVID-19 with over 208,000 deaths. The country is also in a crisis with …

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Aceng assures Ugandans on second COVID-19 vaccine dose

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Health is optimistic that Uganda will get the second consignment of COVID-19 vaccines on time despite the shortages experienced globally. Uganda has so far vaccinated 239,617 people out of the 964,000 dozes of vaccines that were received earlier.  Although the government had …

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