COVID-19: Netherlands govt. gives Uganda an additional 1.7 bn

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The government of the Netherlands has committed 100million euros to support the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in its partner countries including Uganda.
The funds channeled through: the Global Financing Facility; World Health Organization (WHO); UNICEF, international humanitarian response organizations, contributes towards the implementation of the national COVID-19 response plans in partner countries.



The Embassy in Kampala will till the end of December 2020 invest an additional $475.000 (1.7 billion UGX) through UNFPA ($245.000) and Amref ($230.000) to support the implementation of the COVID-19 response in selected districts.
The focus of this support includes: risk communication and infection prevention and control among health workers through the procurement and distribution of infection prevention and control items and personal protection equipment for health workers and ensuring continued access to essential sexual and reproductive health services by community members.
Strengthening ambulance services for expectant women so that they can access safe delivery services during the lockdown is one of the activities supported through the partnership with UNFPA.
On Monday June 22, Uganda confirmed more four cases of Covid-19 from 2,224 samples tested on June 21; raising the number to 774.



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Two new cases were among 1,600 samples tested from Points of Entry while the other two were among 624 samples of alerts and contacts. All confirmed cases are Ugandans.
A total of 14 foreign truck drivers (9 Kenyans, 3 Tanzanians, 1 Burundian and 1 Rwandan) tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin, according to Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general health services.



Currently, there are 256 active cases in admission ; out of these143 are Ugandans while 113 are foreigners.
Uganda has registered a total of 631 COVID-19 recoveries and to-date, no COVID-19 related death has been recorded.

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