All Covid-19 media briefings at UBC TV studio says MoH. The Ministry of Health has on Thursday informed all media houses that following the coronavirus outbreak in the country, all media briefings will be held at the National Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) studios in Kampala.
“Media briefings garner a high number of people in a boardroom at any one time. In order to avoid overcrowding to avert the spread of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health advises media houses to pick their signals/feed from UBC, henceforth,” the press release read in parts.
The Ministry also informs about their efforts with the National Broadcaster to establish a reliable feedback mechanism via Zoom that will grant journalists to ask their questions in real-time.
Uganda still holds at 14 Covid-19 cases acquired in less than 4 days. Similarly, the President of the Republic of Uganda Gen. Yoweri K Museveni is putting strict restrictions on public means of transport. Crowding in public places and others which ate being enforced by the Police of Uganda and sister organs.
Therefore, Uganda is more like in a lockdown after the President giving tough orders on boda bodas and taxis. As the biggest percentage of dwellers are public means dependants. Hence making it hard for them to make it work. All Covid-19 media briefings at UBC TV studio says MoH
Going forward, Dr. Diana Atwine Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Uganda continues to emphasize s social distancing as possible as on can.
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“At this point, the elites should use all possible means to say through a phone call to talk. To your people in the villages and local communities about #COVID19UG. However, we should engage all LC1 chairpersons to enforce such and more measures in their villages,” she tweeted.
In ensuring real-time and quick support, the ministry continues to appeal to the general public to call on the free lines; 0800-100-066, 0800-203-033, 0800-303-033 to report any suspected cases of Covid-19 and the assistance accorded quickly.