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President Museveni to announce another Lock down after number of Covid 19 Patients Shoots up

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President Yoweri Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni

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.

Accordingly, the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine has called for a crisis meeting for colleagues and World Health Organisation officials to discuss the way forward after a surge in the Covid-19 cases.
The President of the Republic of Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to address the nation about the issue over the weekend

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.
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