Uganda Imposes 42-Day COVID-19 Lockdown

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Uganda has reimposed a 42-day lockdown as coronavirus infections surge in the East African country. President Yoweri Museveni said in his Friday night address that he was tired of receiving calls about deaths, but critics say he prese…

Uganda Had Run Out of Covid Vaccines, Says Aceng

The Minister of Health, Ms Jane Aceng has said the Wednesday night arrival of 175,200 AstraZeneca vaccines through the Covax project was a timely intervention since the country had run out of vaccines.”Out of the 964,000 doses received initially, we ha…

Uganda: Covid-19 Kills 49 People in 24 Hours in Uganda

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday said 49 more people have succumbed to Covid-19, the highest figure ever registered in Uganda in a single day since March last year when the virus outbreak was confirmed in the country.The ministry officials said the …

Uganda Records 10,000 Covid Cases in 10 Days

Up to 69 per cent of the new 15,248 Covid-19 cases detected countrywide were reported in the last 10 days, Daily Monitor has established.The statistics from the Ministry of Health for the last 10 days (June 3-12) indicate that 10,491 cases were reporte…

Ugandan Scientists Test Virtual Reality in Managing Covid-19

In a room painted white with a grey carpeted floor sits a big flat screen television mounted on the wall. A black gadget with the semblance of swimming goggles lays on the table. As a group of people make their way into the room, a youthful lady later …

Uganda: Govt Worried of Oil Spill in Lake Victoria

There is a looming danger of an explosion and eventual spill of more than 30,000 litres of diesel in Lake Victoria by fuel tankers that sank alongside MV Kaawa Ferry more than 16 years ago.The warning was sounded by Dr Tom Okurut, the executive directo…

Biden Optimistic About US Progress in COVID Fight

ALEXANDRIA, VA – President Joe Biden started the Memorial Day weekend by visiting a rock climbing gym in northern Virginia as the state lifted all COVID-19 distancing and capacity restrictions at private businesses and much of the nation pushes toward …

Misinformation Clouds Uganda’s Effort to Vaccinate Refugees

YUMBE, NORTHERN UGANDA – Uganda, which hosts nearly 1.5 million refugees and asylum-seekers, began coronavirus vaccinations this week in the camps and settlements. But vaccine hesitancy among refugees poses a challenge. Ugandan authorities have re…

Uganda: Cheptegei, Kiplimo Go Different Routes

The feeling is that life is almost back to normal in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic following seven entries of Ugandan runners at the 60th Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting in Czech Republic tonight.There are varying targets for each of the septet at …

Uganda: Reinvent Tourism to Thrive Post-Covid-19

The tourism industry must co-exist with a future that has been permanently altered, thanks to Covid-19.The Covid-19 pandemic has taken all countries back to the drawing board to realign priorities to reignite their economies.As travelers consider safet…