The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is partnering with Imperial College London to start the first Covid-19 vaccine trial in the country by December. Prof Pontiano Kaleebu, the UVRI Director, while addressing the daily Monitor news, informed them that they are completing necessary internal processes before beginning to enrol volunteers for the trial.
Results of COVID-19 tests done on 04 August 2020 confirm 10 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date is 1,213. Please see attached Press Release for more details and information. 16 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
The Ministry of Health Uganda has confirmed the second COVID-19 death today. The deceased, an 80-year-old female, was a resident of Mengo, Kisenyi III in Kampala.
Results from COVID-19 tests done on 17 July 2020, 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,062. 1 alert from Buikwe District, 5 returnees who were under quarantine at the time of test. Regarding the returnees, 4 returned from South Africa while 1 Indian, a resident of Uganda returned from India.
Results of COVID-19 tests done on 08 July 2020 confirm 23 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,000. Please see attached Press Release for more details and information. 31 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
A team from Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MoICT) has visited Uganda Virus Research Institute to document work on COVID-19.
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