The Ministry of Health has said it is monitoring the global trends of a new strain of Covid-19 that is spreading fast in the United Kingdom and other countries.
Addressing the media in Kampala yesterday, the Minister of State for Health in charge of Primary Healthcare, Joyce Moriku Kaducu said the ministry is closely working with regional partners through the Uganda Virus Research Institute and will start genome surveillance for the new strain to determine its prevalence in the country.
Kaducu said it is important to note that this new variant strain has not yet been reported in Uganda so far.
She said that the information available per now shows that the new variant strain is spreading faster than what was experienced in the first wave of coronavirus.
As of yesterday, Uganda had registered 31,910 Covid19 cases with 238 deaths.