During her last week’s address, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said people should not abandon the scientifically proven prevention measures. Some of these measures include wearing masks correctly while in public and regularly washing hands for at least 30 seconds. She further stressed the issue of social distancing of not less than two meters.
Ever since the partial lifting of the lockdown, most Ugandans have abandoned observing the standard operating procedures. Experts from health ministries have warned that this is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off if this doesn’t change.
A few days ago, Kenya announced a number of measures being implemented in different parts of the country. The capital, Nairobi, and other major cities have gone back into lockdown. The Covid wave has outstripped hospital capacity and has also escalated deaths.
The head of immunization at Uganda’s Ministry of Health, Dr Alfred Driwale said Ugandans should resume the SOPs.
‘’Nairobi is closed, what message does that send to Uganda? Last time when Kenya was getting overwhelmed, after how long did we get hit? If Kenya is getting problems in March, then I can assure you that our problems will be in April,’’ Dr Driwale said.
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