The Minister of ICT and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba, has said the government will start enforcing the wearing of COVID-19 facemasks as death number surge to 5. Nabakooba says Ugandans are still failing to go by preventive measures and Standard of Operation Procedures (SOP) despite the COVID-19 related deaths that have occurred.

According to the Ministry of Health, community infections have also started to increase in areas of Kampala, Kyotera and Amuru districts. Government is specifically concerned about the situation in Kampala.

All key markets and shops in down town Kampala are no longer following the recommended measures.

“I want to use today’s occasion to remind all Ugandans to stop and reflect upon their attitude towards COVID-19,” she noted.

“This is a killer disease that is killing thousands of people worldwide. It is the responsibility of everyone to protect themselves and the lives of your loved ones by doing what Ministry of Health and His Excellency the President are telling us to do.”

She called upon all market leaders all over the country to enforce the wearing of masks, washing of hands with soap for everyone including social distancing.

She also reminded all arcades operators to always go by the operating guidelines that they agreed upon.

“Ensure that all customers register when buying products, ensure social distancing and temperature guns at the entrance.”

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