The grant will help to equip Frontline workers in Uganda

The government of Denmark has extended a $1 million grant to the government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health to support in the Covid-19 response.

Health minister Hon. Ruth Aceng said the grant will be instrumental in procuring test kits and additional PPE for the country’s Frontline workers.
She wrote: “Today, I witnessed the signing of a funding agreement worth $1,000,000 between the Government of Denmark through the Royal Danish Embassy in Uganda and WHO
for the Ministry of Health in support of the COVID-19 response. This grant will be instrumental

in procuring test kits and additional PPE for our frontline health workers.

On behalf of the Government of Uganda and the National Task Force, I deeply appreciate the Government of Denmark and WHO for the support and steadfast partnership in the COVID-19 response.”

This much needed grant comes when the Ministry of Health, today Wednesday, confirmed 8 new COVID-19 cases, extending the country’s
cumulative total to 805, while recoveries have reached 717.

The new coronavirus cases include only two community infections and 6 truck drivers from Points of Entry including 3 from Mutukula, 2 at Elegu, and 1 from Malaba border points.

The two community infections were identified from Amuru and Kyotera districts.

Additionally, 14 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were repatriated to their respective country of origin.

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