Museveni to receive updated status report on COVID-19 tomorrow. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will tomorrow receive the current updated status report on the Covid-19 situation in Uganda.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Senior Presidential Press Secretary Faruk Kirunda who said that the report will be handed over to the President by the National Covid-19 Taskforce led by the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja.
According to Kirunda, the basis of the report will help the president determine the way forward on full reopening of schools and the economy.
This development comes at a time when Uganda’s Covid-19 cases are surging and according to results released on 24th December 2021, the country registered 1,116 cases of the pandemic whereas on 23rd December, 1,251 cases were recorded.
The COVID 19 cases started rising in mid December and there’s fear among Ugandans that in case the trend persists, the schools and economy may not be fully reopened as earlier planned.
In October this year, President Museveni announced that schools would reopen in January 2022, two years after they were closed also assured that the general economy will also be opened at the start of next year and he categorically urged the citizens to observe Covid-19 safety measures to avert a surge in infections.
At that time the president said that it was the responsibility of the people to voluntarily go for vaccination since at some point when the economy opens some public places would be restricted to people who are not vaccinated
Following Museveni’s directive, the Ministry of Education and Sports a few days ago announced that all schools will officially reopen on 10th January, 2022, but warned that non vaccinated teachers and support staff would be allowed in school premises.
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