The Ministry of Health today registered 155 new Covid-19 cases and further confirmed 2 deaths within the country, bringing the total of Covid cases to 2,679 so far.
It has been four months since the Covid-19 outbreak that forced not only the Ugandans but other governments around the world to force their citizens into a temporary lockdown.
The President, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni recently ordered for the easement of a number of economic activities and as well as the extension of curfews, since then the number of covid-19 infections have grown significantly higher as more people come into contact with each other despite Standard operating procedures put in place by the Ministry of Health.
The new confirmed cases consisted of a number of samples from across the nation, specifically: Kampala-71, Kikuube-12, Jinja-8, Wakiso-8, Mbarara-6, Torooro-5, Gulu-4, Kitgum-3, Pader-3, Kisoro-2, Buikwe-2, luwero-2, Bundibugyo-1, Busia-1, Insingiro-1, Kaprochwa-1, Kasese-1, Kiryandongo-1, kyegegwa-1 and Mbale-1.
Among these were also 9 health workers who were tested positive hailing from Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja while the Covid deaths were both males aged 58 and 59 from Kapchorwa and Mbale respectively. One returnee was also tested positive and 14 (13 Kenyans and one Rwandan) were also blocked form entry after their results came back positive form the 4,513 cases that were tested today.
Despite the government’s efforts such as S.O.Ps and facemasks that were distributed; the number of covid contractions continue to grow by the day which might force the Ugandan government into another lockdown should the curve continue to rise.
Since its outbreak last year, the airborne disease continues to claim thousands of lives worldwide without any sign of hope insight as the disease continues to baffle scientists. Although Hydrochloroquine has been fronted as the best alternative to treat covid-19, scientists in Russia have begun trial runs on what they believe could be the actual cure to the infection.