Medical experts advise that a cloth face mask must be discarded after 30 days of use and 30 washes. While the disposable one is disposed of after a single-use. However, several people are rewashing disposable masks and using them multiple times. Others have damaged or unfitting pieces of cloth masks whose elastic bands have become loose and threadbare, but tie them behind the ear to give it a snug fit.
According to the Ministry, the Chinese nationals were expected to import the vaccines through Sino Africa Medicines and Health Limited. The Ministry explained that it had put in place measures to ensure Ugandans don’t access the vaccine, adding that the administration of the vaccine would be restricted within the Chinese embassy and the Chinese community in Kapeeka.
The vaccines are produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio in Korea and the Serum Institute of India. WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) assesses the quality, safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and is a prerequisite for COVAX Facility vaccine supply. It also allows countries to expedite their own regulatory approval to import and administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Bwanika explains that in the situation where government fails to provide the required medical supplies, the health workers have to choose between asking the patients to provide these for themselves and be treated or leaving them go untreated.