COVID-19 Infections Skyrocket Shortly After President Museveni Opening Economy

COVID-19 Infections Skyrocket Shortly After President Museveni Opening Economy

By Ivan Mwine
New alarming information indicate that the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in Uganda have skyrocketed, just a few days after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni reopened the economy.

President Museveni announced during his Friday national address that starting January 2020 the economy would fully reopen following two years of lockdown and curfew ever since COVID-19 broke out in 2019.

The President said that schools are to reopen on January 10th, while bars and concerts are to resume operation two weeks after schools  reopening.

However, a new report compiled by officials from the Ministry of Health indicates that infections in the country have since hit a record high within festive season, a scenario that is raising a red flag.

Information from the Ministry reveals that results from tests conducted on December 30, 2021, confirmed 1, 867 new cases,  out of 142,602 total cumulative cases, with 98,421 recoveries and 3, 297 deaths.

The report also indicates that there are currently 84  active cases of COVID-19 cases undergoing medical attention at treatment centres across the country.

It should however be noted that officials from the Ministry reveal that most of the new cases  are being being registered amongst travellers coming into the country from abroad, among them truck drivers.

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