Moderna Vaccine doses have arrived in the country to help government fully lift curfew time and open up the economy.
The US government and the ministry of health have Monday evening confirmed the arrival of 647,080 doses of Moderna Vaccine.
The ministry of health confirmed the package which arrived aboard Qatar Airways at Entebbe International Airport.
The ministry tweeted: “Uganda receives a donation of 647,080 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Government of the United States of America under the dose sharing arrangement through the COVAX Facility. This will supplement that ongoing COVID-19 vaccination exercise in the country.”
The US Mission, Uganda also took to their Twitter account to share: “The U.S. is pleased to announce the delivery of 647,080 doses of U.S. vaccines through COVAX to Flag of Uganda in partnership w/@gavi @_AfricanUnion.
“The Flag of United States will continue to share safe & effective vaccines w/ people around the Earth globe Europe-Africa as fast as possible until #COVID19 is defeated.”
The US stated: “To support our partners in Flag of Uganda in preventing, detecting, and responding to #COVID19, the Flag of United States has funded more than 80 critical care staff and 200 MOH surge positions in incident management, points of entry surveillance, and laboratory and emergency medical services.”
The mission revealed: “This Flag of United States vaccine donation builds on Flag of United States’s decades-long health partnerships in Flag of Uganda through @PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative @PMIgov, & programs focusing on maternal & child health at the community level, disease surveillance, & laboratory systems strengthening.”
The minister of health Dr. Ruth Aceng on the number of Ugandans that have received the first dose of vaccines, said: “In the ongoing vaccination exercise, a total of 1,044,871 people have received the 1st dose of the vaccine while 431,655 have received their 2nd dose.”
Dr. Aceng added: “Uganda will receive 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine under the same dose sharing arrangement before the end of September.”
State of Covid-19
The results of COVID-19 tests done on 4 September 2021 according to the ministry of health confirmed 81 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases were 120,662.
The breakdown of the new cases were: 80 Alerts and Contacts; Kumi (10), Wakiso (16), Ngora (5), Bukedea (5), Kampala (19), Amuria (4), Kiboga (3), Soroti (2), Sironko (2), Kabale (2), Mbarara (2), Gomba (2), Tororo (1), Oyam (1), Amudat (1), Kyegegwa (4), Kyotera (1)
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