By Keefa Nuwahereza
Over 4,000 Chinese working in Uganda and members of their family are to receive Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination after the government of Uganda authorized them to procure a consignment of vaccines from China.
This Website has since established that the vaccines are to be flown into the country after they were ordered for by the Chinese Community operating in Kapeeka Industrial Park.
A letter from the Office of the Senior Presidential Advisor, Medical Affairs, at State House directing David Nahamya, the Executive Director National Drug Authority (NDA), to handle the procurement, reads in part thus;
“Our phone on the 20th November, 2020 conversation refers.
The Chinese Community of investors at Kapeeka Industrial Park has requested for authorization to urgently import 4,000 (Four Thousand) doses of SARS-Cov-2 Vaccines. It is to be used strictly for the Chinese nationals affiliated with the Industrial Park and their families.
H.E the President supports the idea.
Kindly therefore work out the mechanism to have these vaccines cleared for importation in compassionate use authentication…”
However, the move comes at a time when cases COVID-19 infections in Uganda are skyrocketing, whereby, according to the Ministry of Health, the country has so far registered 207 deaths, out of the 23,200 cumulative cases and 9, 374 recoveries.
Results of COVID-19 tests done on December 06t, 2020 confirmed 701 new cases, which is the highest number of infections registered in a single day since the pandemic broke out in March.
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