Highlights: Key points from President Museveni Covid19 Address

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Some of the key points from the Presidential Address:

  1. Escalating Covid Cases Worrying Authorities
  2. 690 Covid-19 cases reported today
  3. Surge in Covid-19 cases attributed to violations of SOPs
  4. Only 577,036 People vaccinated so far, which is only half the dose.
  5. Interrupted supplies of COVAX to Uganda by main supplier, the Serum Institute of India (SII) who produces the two-shot AstraZeneca vaccine due to increased domestic demand for doses in India, where the pandemic is currently surging out of control.
  6. 1,100,350 Virus tests conducted since March 2020
  7. Indian, South African and UK strains of Covid-19 reported in Uganda (More aggressive and also affects the young people)
  8. Mulago Hospital overwhelmed with surging Covid-19 patients
  9. Covid-19 cases confirmed in 29 schools in 17 districts
    803Covid-19 cases and 1 death confirmed in schools recently
  10. 362 deaths reported from Covid-19 in Uganda since March 2020
  11. Kampala & Wakiso most affected districts in Uganda with the most reported Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days
  12. Uganda exporting 60% of sanitizers to the rest of East Africa. Urges countries manufacturing vaccines to collaborate and share their doses. Govt working on ways to combat the vaccine dose shortages.
  13. M7 urges public to focus on preventative measures
  14. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will meet the national task force on Wednesday and later address the nation before the week ends

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