SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR VENDING COVID-19 VACCINATION CARDS

The Territorial Police in Hoima has in custody 3 suspects, for theft, forgery and utterance of falsified COVID-19 vaccination cards. The preliminary facts indicate that on the 6.01.2022, the police were tipped about a suspect who was vending the Minis…

Have Refugee Camps Escaped Mass COVID Infections?

Roughly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, no massive outbreaks have been reported in refugee camps to date. Health experts have some theories about why, but they also urge continued wariness against “the very real and present danger of widespread t…

PUBLIC URGED TO REMAIN VIGILANT ESPECIALLY IN CROWDED AREAS

As you are all aware, this year we shall celebrating Christmas amidst the double threats of terrorism and COVID-19. Although, we have now entered day 34, since the deadly attacks at CPS and Parliament Avenue, the threat of terrorism still exists. And…

Israel to Donate 1 Million COVID Vaccines to African Nations

The Israeli government on Wednesday said it was donating 1 million coronavirus vaccines to the U.N.-backed COVAX program.The Foreign Ministry said the AstraZeneca vaccines would be transferred in the coming weeks, a decision that was part of Israel’s s…

US Senate Rejects Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

The Senate narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Biden administration’s requirement that businesses with 100 or more workers have their employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing.The vote was 52-48. Th…

Overdose Deaths in US Top 100,000, CDC Says

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that 100,000 Americans died of drug overdose between May 2020 and April 2021 — a nearly 30% increase over the previous year.While not an official count, the CDC says it can confirm 98,000 dea…

Researchers in Uganda Start Trials for HIV Injectable Drug

Uganda has kickstarted a trial for the injectable HIV drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine. Researchers and those living with HIV say the trial will likely end pill fatigue, fight stigma, improve adherence and ensure patients get the right dosage.The two…

US Donates 17 Million J&J Doses to African Union

The United States is donating 17 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union, bringing the total American donation to the continent to 67 million doses.The U.S. previously donated 50 million doses to the AU, which h…

Uganda Extends Vaccination Campaign to Bars, Theaters

Uganda is scaling up coronavirus vaccinations with the arrival of another 1.6 million doses from the United States. But with many Ugandans still reluctant to get the shot, the Ministry of Health has taken the unusual move of reaching out to people at b…

Four Killed, Dozens Kidnapped in Eastern Congo Ambush

Four civilians were killed and dozens were taken hostage Wednesday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo when suspected Islamist militants ambushed a convoy and set fire to the vehicles, the government said. Congo’s army has freed more than 50 of the…