Uganda’s Coronavirus cases has jumped to 97 following eight new cases that were confirmed yesterday. Six out of 2,061 samples of truck drivers while two cases are from the community confirmed from the Rapid Assessment Survey. Five truck drivers arrived via Malaba border post while one arrived via Mutukula point of entry. One community case is of a resident of Kyotera District while the other is a Ugandan truck driver from Mutual. Total COVID-19 confirmed cases are now 97.
However, President Museveni has announced 14 more days of lockdown as he reviews the coronavirus situation of the country. On stemming the COVID19 pandemic, Museveni said Monday night that the lockdown process will be lifted gradually.
“With the limited measures of opening up in the first phase, we should continue adhering to all the other guidelines and practice social distancing.”
Museveni says everybody who goes into the public from now on will be required to wear a face mask because coronavirus can’t fly on its own.
“It travels from us through droplets, air from us. The mask on the nose and the mask stops the ride of the virus to travel through mucus,” he noted. Museveni says the reusable face masks must be washed and ironed daily and handwashing must continue. “Maintain the other measures of social distancing, eating fruits. Those sneezing shouldn’t go to the health centres, they should call the nearest health centre.”