Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Hon Judith Nabakooba has called upon Ugandans to stand up and take up personal responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.
Nabakooba says the Ministry of health and the National Task force have done a good job in delaying the onset of the spread of the deadly coronavirus as they put up strong preventive and awareness measures.
“After the first case in March, the country acted quickly and implemented a number of serious measures such as the lockdown that have enabled us to buy time as we prepare for the more dangerous phase,” says Nabakooba.
She reveals that now that Uganda has entered the critical phase, the Ministry of health is preparing to announce a series of measures that the country will follow in order to keep safe.
The minister urges the public to take charge in preventing the virus.
“Your goal should be avoiding getting the virus because it is going to be impossible to have everyone tested or even treated,” she says.
To date, Uganda has 7,530 total confirmed cases of COVID-19, 3,647 patients have recovered while a total of 73 people have succumbed to the deadly coronavirus.