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Zimbabwe Releases 320 Prisoners in order to Curb Virus Spread

Zimbabwe Releases 320 Prisoners in order to Curb Virus Spread

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, HEALTH, ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe has released 320 prisoners from its biggest prison as part of a plan to ease overcrowding and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the southern African nation’s jails. Under the presidential amnesty, an estimated 3,000 prisoners across Zimbabwe could be released. While the country’s 46 prisons have a holding capacity of 17,000 people, as many as 20,000 inmates are currently being held in them, according to the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services. To date, Zimbabwe has reported 37,534 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 1,551 deaths, according to Ministry of Health data.
Denmark ceases rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine completely

Denmark ceases rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine completely

BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, Denmark, WORLD, World Health Organization
Denmark has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully. The move is expected to delay the country's vaccination programme by several weeks. Drug watchdog the European Medicines Agency last week announced a possible link with clots but said the risk of dying of Covid-19 was much greater. Several European countries had previously briefly suspended the jab. Most have now resumed vaccinations with AstraZeneca, but often with limits to older age groups.
INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

INTEGRATING FOR SERVICE DELIVERY: UPDF VACCINATE CHURCH LEADERS AGAINST COVID 19

AFRICA, COVID-19, EALA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, International Hospital Kampala, International Medical Group, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, Uganda Red Cross, UPDF, USA, WORLD, World Health Organization
A team of the Uganda people's defense forces led by Lt A.W Mugonyi in collaboration with the ministry of health have today carried  out a covid-19 vaccination campaign aiming at vaccinating church leaders, their families and their followers at City of the loard church in Bwaise, Kalerwe. The UPDF was invited by ministry of health to give Manpower back up and expertise in the covid-19 vaccination, The activity was blessed by the overseer of Kawempe pentacostal churches Bishop Peter Mutebi who appreciated the Uganda People's Defense Forces and the Ministry of Health for taking the church into consideration.The campaign had a target of vaccinating over 500 church members and the people from the neighborhood today and it ended up cataring for all group of people from 18years and above....
UK reports 30 cases of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

UK reports 30 cases of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, UK, WORLD, World Health Organization
The UK medicines regulator identified 30 cases of rare blood clots after the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine. But the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said the benefits of the vaccine still far outweighed the potential risk, with more than 18 million AstraZeneca doses administered in the UK. No blood clotting reports were received for the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. Officials said 18.1 million doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine had been administered up to March 24. Of these, there were "22 reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and eight reports of other thrombosis events with low platelets". Some countries are restricting use of the AstraZeneca vaccine while others resumed inoculations as investigations into reports of rare, and some...
President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

President Kenyatta mourns Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange

AFRICA, COVID-19, Diplomats, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Kisumu, Nairobi
NAIROBI, 31st March 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family and residents of Kiambaa Constituency following the death of MP Paul Koinange. Hon Koinange passed away Wednesday morning at a Nairobi hospital while receiving treatment. In his message of comfort, the President said Kenya has lost one of its dependable leaders whose undivided focus was the unity, stability and progress of the country. The Head of State mourned Hon Koinange as a keen and steadfast supporter of the country's peace agenda through the National Assembly's Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security where he was the Chairperson. “The cruel hand of death has robbed us of a steadfast leader. A leader and gentleman whose undivided focus was the peac...
KCCA launches operation Smart City   in Kisenyi 1&2

KCCA launches operation Smart City in Kisenyi 1&2

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KCCA, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, UN Women, WORLD, World Health Organization
Kampala,Uganda We are going to have Zero tolerance to garbage, Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority said this morning while launching Kampala Smart City Operation in Kisenyi 1,2 and Mengo. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy talking to garbage collectors.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. This is a wide City Operation. It should be every stakeholder’s job. It includes leaders of Communities, landlords, market leaders and law enforcers. This is our city all of us. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage Channel.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. KCCA ED Mrs Kisaka Dorothy examines a drainage talking .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  This will be a weekly  Campaign launched  in different Parishes and Zones. Next we...
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, Ministry Of Health, UGANDA, Uganda Red Cross, WORLD, World Health Organization
FRIDAY  26TH MARCH, 2021 STATE HOUSE NAIROBI The last time I addressed you on the COVID-19 pandemic, was on Friday, 12 March this Year. I did not intend to speak on this matter until the measures we took on March 12th, 2021 lapses in 30 days to 60 days.   President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the Covid-19 Vaccine at State House, Nairobi after the Fifteenth [15th] Presidential address on the Covid-19 pandemic at State House, Nairobi. The President and the First Lady took the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine alongside several senior State and Government officials among them Cabinet Secretaries Mutahi Kagwe (Health), Fred Matiang'i (Interior) and Raychelle Omamo. Today, 14 days later, I have been compelled by medical and empirical evidence to revise the measures we took on Mar...
President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

President Museveni,First lady get Covid19 jab

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Health, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, WORLD
Kampala, Uganda Uganda’s leader  Yoweri Museveni has joined world leaders like Joe Biden, Uhuru Kenyatta and Paul Kagame who have been vaccinated. This happened  on Saturday at State House Nakasero.  “First Lady Janet Museveni and I got our Covid-19 vaccine today in Nakasero. I encourage all Ugandans who qualify for this vaccination to go to health facilities and get it. But remember to keep observing the SoPs; wear masks, wash, sanitise hands and observe social distance,” he said after he had got the jab. President  Museveni had early this month said he was undecided on which, of the COVID-19 vaccines, he will use to protect himself against coronavirus.  The 75-year-old President had said then that his ‘people’ are still studying, which of the vaccine...
Congo-Brazzaville opposition presidential candidate Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas has died of COVID19 in Paris on board a medical plane just after landing.

Congo-Brazzaville opposition presidential candidate Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas has died of COVID19 in Paris on board a medical plane just after landing.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, COVID-19, Electoral Comission
Republic of Congo opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas died of Covid-19 as he was being transferred to France for treatment on Monday, the day after presidential elections. Kolelas was seen as the main rival to veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso, who was expected to win Sunday's vote. The election was boycotted by the main opposition and under an internet blackout, with critics voicing concerns over the transparency of the polls seen as tilted towards Sassou Nguesso. Kolelas "died in the medical aircraft which came to get him from Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon," his campaign director Christian Cyr Rodrigue Mayanda says.  The sixty-year-old tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday afternoon, and was unable to host his last campaign meeting in Brazzaville.&n...
MTN Uganda and NITA-Uganda launch new app for tracking COVID 19 patients under Home based care.

MTN Uganda and NITA-Uganda launch new app for tracking COVID 19 patients under Home based care.

AFRICA, COVID-19, EALA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, MTN, NITA-U, South Africa, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
Friday 19th March 2021- Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda in partnership with NITA-Uganda have today unveiled a new app that will be used for geo-fencing and tracking COVID 19 patients that are under home based care. The new app named E-pass (Electronic pass) is intended to help the Ministry of Health truck and geo-fence the movement of COVID 19 patients under home based care thus reducing the number of non-critical patients that get admitted in hospitals. At the height of the pandemic, many people would be rushed to health centers, even those that were not in critical conditions, a situation that overwhelmed health centers and also stretched the limited resources in hospitals. This situation led the ministry of Health to develop a Home based care policy in which non ...