MITYANA – Speaking to the media this afternoon at Enro Hotel, the Minister of ICT & National Guidance Hon. Judith Nabakooba has asked citizens to drop all the complacence around COVID-19.
Every day, Uganda as a country continues to lose people to the deadly Covid19 disease.
In less than six months, the country has lost more than 140 people to the pandemic and some of these are children, civil servants, members of Parliament and many others.
Apart from those that have died, hundreds of others continue to fight for their lives every day in the Intensive Care Units around the country.
Information from the Ministry of Health is that country’s Intensive Care Units are actually full to capacity. This calls the Public to action and to understand that if you became critically ill today, access to the Intensive Care Unit may be difficult. Without the Intensive Care Unit, chances of survival are very few.
“At the beginning of the campaign period, we called upon everyone to be extra vigilant with the guidelines. Let us take seriously the guidance that has been given by the Ministry of Health. COVID-19 is a clear and present danger waiting to strike anyone anytime.”
Despite the sad reality, majority of Ugandans continue to crowd around presidential candidates in total disregard of any preventive guidelines.
The Minister has emphasized that all candidates should lead by example, “do not lead your people to death when you know how they can be kept safe.”
All sectors that have been reopened should ensure that they respect the agreed upon guidelines, she added.
Earlier this week Ministry of Health came out and revised some of the burial restrictions where family members and the community can now take part in the burial of their loved ones lost to COVID-19. However, this must be conducted basing on the existing guidelines.
As of Friday 13th, Uganda had registered 144 COVID-19 deaths. The total number of infections was at 15,789.
Graha Details reminds everyone that it is within your power to prevent COVID-19. Remember to have your mask on all the time when going out in public.