The past weeks have seen a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Kampala and government has always warned about the continued complacence by the people of Kampala.
Only yesterday, the ministry of health confirmed 94 new COVID-19 cases and 72 were from Kampala (51 alerts and 21 contacts of the previous confirmed cases). Last weekend, the health ministry confirmed five coronavirus from Namaganda and Galiraya arcades.
The ministry disclosed that recent infections in Kampala are hard to tress revealing that Kampala might be hit by serious community transmissions.
Today, the Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi has issued a list of arcades in Kampala that are flouting the set Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and are on risk of being closed.
“At the time inspection, the arcades listed below still had weak areas to rectify so as to conform to the standards. Namely they were not observing social distance/overcrowding, no functional toilets, obstruction in corridors and poor ventilation,” said Minister Amongi in a statement.
President Museveni will next week address the country about the fight against the deadly pandemic and in his recent speeches he has warned about issuing tougher directives.