The Minister for health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has warned that with the impending complacency manifested by the Ugandan plight in urban centres, another resurgence of the virus is predictable.
Speaking at yesterday’s ‘Free face masks’ flag off event, Aceng accused Ugandans of flouting the standard operating procedures of social distancing and negligence of masks among others. Her appeal comes at a time when the country is undergoing a phased relaxation of the lockdown. “We’ve observed that people have continued to ignore calls for observing health guidelines. Majority go to public places without masks,” Aceng was quoted saying. “We will advise the president to impose another lockdown till Ugandans learn to respect health rules,” she adds.
While addressing the State of the Nation address, president Museveni took a swipe at Ugandans as he blamed them for acting ignorant and added that they would be blamed for their ‘carelessness’ in case of any fatalities.
“Those who were healed were healed because the numbers in treatment centres were few and the doctors would concentrate on them. I appeal to you Ugandans for those whose activities we have opened, observe social distance, I beg you for the sake of your health. Keep distance, put on a face mask. Don’t go to public without a mask,” Museveni warned. “If you want see dead bodies, you will see them. And when you die, don’t say Museveni didn’t tell you. We have played our part,” he added.
Apparently, Uganda has registered 14 more cases with some 3 being community infections from Kampala. The cases stand at 679 without any fatalities.