The number of critically ill Covid-19 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU) at Mulago hospital has shot up since government announced the second wave of the pandemic.
Health workers said since the beginning of the second wave, they have been overwhelmed with the increasing number of patients who require critical care.
Kyambogo University Vice Chancellor Prof Elly Katunguka has suspended physical learning and ordered for online learning following a spike in covid19 infections at the university.
The university has registered eight cases of covid19 with six being students and two administrative staff
A notable increase in the number of Coronavirus cases registered in the country in the past few days has caused panic among the citizens and health officials alike.
Tests done on May, 24 indicated that Uganda got 207 new Covid cases, with 139 of these in Kampala.
The Health Ministry late last week warned that the second wave of Covid-19 is here, noting that the young are now severely affected.
National taskforce meeting on COVID-19 recommendations (UNCONFIRMED)
- Curfew enforcement to be more strict.
- SOPs should be fully implemented and enforced immediately
- Burials, churches, mosques, social gatherings are to be scientific going forward.
- Increased enforcement
- Online classes at higher levels should be emphasized
- The President to make the final statement in due course
- Lockdown may come for 3 weeks
- Public transport might be stopped
- Cargo transport for cargo only
- Strengthen vaccination drive
- Focus is going to be on high risk districts including among others Kampala, Wakiso etc.
- Learners who haven’t started (p1-p3) to wait a little longer.
- Children in boarding schools to remain in schools and monitored closely.
- Teachers not vaccinated not to be allowed to teach.