President Museveni

President Museveni has summoned top health experts and ordered for creation of a new task force to handle the resurgence of #Covid-19 cases in the country.

The temporary task force that is to be composed of all Ministry Permanent Secretaries and Under Secretaries has been tasked to handle the national response to the rising cases and deaths of the new variant of Covid-19.

“Colleagues, I am writing to inform you that H.E the President of Uganda has directed that pending a new cabinet, a temporary National Task Force be constituted comprising the permanent secretaries and Under Secretaries to handle the National Response to the current resurgence of Covid-19,” reads part of the letter from the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine.

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“This therefore is to invite you for a meeting of this Task Force to be held on Thursday 27 May, 22021 at 2:30pm in the office of the President Conference Hall.”

The Ministry of Health warned Ugandans about the daily increase in infections mainly due to India’s calamitous second wave and further warned of a possible second lockdown.

To date, Uganda has so far recorded 44,281 cases of Coronavirus and 359 deaths registered.