Uganda Covid-19 vaccine at animal testing stage, says govt scientist

Dr Monica Musenero, the senior presidential advisor on epidemics. PHOTOS/FILE

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  • Dr Monica Musenero says: ...but getting the vaccine approved and all that takes time but you will be surprised- that vaccine is still going to contribute to Covid-19 fight because Covid-19 is not going to go away tomorrow.

In light of President Yoweri Museveni's directive to lock down Ugandans at home for another 42-days. Daily Monitor's Nobert Atukunda sits down with Dr Monica Musenero, the senior presidential advisor on epidemics, to discuss a wide range of issues including the surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths, contact tracing and testing, government's hunt for more vaccines, and Uganda’s chances of producing a home-grown vaccine. 

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