Speaking to the media on Sunday 2nd May 2021, the Minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance “Judith Nabakooba” said that Uganda is now getting ready for a second of COVID-19 and the government is considering a number of measures.
“Government has therefore decided to embark on some of the strategies that we employed last year in March, these interventions are going to help us to avoid what is happening in India now,” Judith said.
The Ministry of Health announced an abrupt suspension of all flights and travelers from India to Uganda due to the worrying COVID-19 reports and huge surge in cases, from India.
The government of the Republic of Uganda is considering the lockdown measure of containing the second wave of the COVID-19 variant. Due to the escalation of infections cases nationwide and also essential workers group failing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
According to the health ministry and health statistics, 330,077 people are already vaccinated, through the turn up is still very low which calls for a survey to find out why the public is based about the vaccine.
The ICT minister also added that “Covid-19 is back, it is angrier. It is determined to kill as many people as it can this time and the Ministry of Health has started to witness a gradual increase in new cases, we must all wake up and take the guidance seriously,”.