Sep 20, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Uganda opts for Covid vaccines from elsewhere amid India crisis

Kampala,

Uganda plans to import Covid-19 vaccines from another location as a domestic supplier in India has to contend with an increase in cases. President Yoweri Museveni said on Saturday:

“We got the vaccine from India, but they are fighting now. We will get vaccine J and J (Johnson and Johnson) and import another batch from Cuba as well. That’s our strategy, “he said in a televised address.

Uganda has received 964,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the Covax initiative and the Indian government and is expected to import another five million doses.

Approximately 330,077 people in Uganda have received the first AstraZeneca shock so far, according to the Ministry of Health.

“To be on the safe side, we should immunize at least five or seven million people, then we can open curfew “Said Museveni, urging the public to continue to adhere to the prevention measures.

As of Saturday, Uganda’s national number of Covid-19 cases will reach 41,905, with 41,422 recoveries and 342 deaths.