Uganda confirms one case of Covid variant from India

Uganda has detected one case of the latest Covid-19 variant believed to have originated from India.

The country’s Ministry of Health has urged citizens to now more than ever protect themselves from the virus.

In a statement via Twitter, the Ministry said, “The deadly Covid-19 variant from India has been detected in Uganda. This should be a wakeup call for all of us.”

Uganda has confirmed 41,797 coronavirus cases with 342 deaths since the country’s index case in 2020.

Meanwhile, India is in deep crisis, with hospitals and morgues overwhelmed by the upsurge of virus cases.

The country’s total cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots.

India reported 379,257 new infections and 3,645 new deaths on Thursday, health ministry data showed, the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the start of the pandemic.

Kenya suspended flights to and from India for two weeks on Wednesday.

Source: The Star

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