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Uganda on Level Four Alertness after Registering Over 1500 #COVID19 Cases In Four Days

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has categorized Uganda as a high level #COVID19 spread area, advising travelers to avoid travelling to the country.

There has been a consistent increase in coronavirus cases in the last five days, with shocking 701 on 6 December, 311 on 5 December, 290 on 4 December and 286 on 3 December.

‘Very high level of COVID-19 in Uganda; Travelers should avoid all travel to Uganda; Travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19’ the CDC posted on their website.

The Minister of Health and Permanent secretary have repeatedly complained of the level of complacency Ugandans have exhibited, warning that the country may be headed for the worst.

“It so unfortunate that people do not realize the effort we have put in to fight the spread of this virus. Many Ugandans do not care wearing a mask, no social distancing yet we have done all we can to put this information at their disposal.” Dr. Diana Atwine the PS in the Ministry of Health said.

Eelier this year, the electoral commission went ahead to organize elections, claiming campaigns would be ‘scientific’ – where politicians would meet their electorate in small numbers, but majorly take advantage of media to campaign.

This has however turned out to be different as many politicians in the ruling party – NRM and other opposition parties have been seen pulling large crowds and processions with thousands of people and going unpunished.

NRM campaigning in Westnile
NUP campaigns in Iganga
FDC campaigns in Katakwi

Uganda currently has registered 207 deaths since the pandemic hit, and 23,200 cumulative confirmed cases.

 

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