The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance Minister, Judith Nabakooba has expressed her concern over the increasing Covid-19 community infections in areas such as Kampala, Kyotera and Amuru districts.
Currently, there are 1,174 of 17,660,523 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and four deaths of 680,894 deaths worldwide in Uganda.
“It is unfortunate that despite the deaths and rising community infections, many people are still failing to go by the preventive measures provided by the Ministry of Health.” She said
She said the government is specifically concerned about the situation in Kampala. All key markets and shops in downtown Kampala are no longer following the recommended measures.
“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,” she said.
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.
“I also want to remind 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.”
“I want to remind all residents in Kampala to be vigilant and ensure that you all get the free masks being distributed by your local leaders. I would also like to remind the Private car users about the existing guidelines that were issued by his Excellency the President.”
She said soon, the government will start enforcing the wearing of masks and there will be no excuses for not having one. So far about eight million Masks have been distributed country wide.
Private cars were authorized to carry only a maximum of four passengers including the driver. All these must always have their masks on all the time when in the car. She said it has come to their attention that the majority of the private car users are no longer complying to this directive as well.