With the increasing number of COVID-19 deaths in the country, the Government is considering to designate burial places for the COVID-19 Victims across the country if the current rate of fatalities persists.
This was revealed by the minister of ICT and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba, on Sunday while speaking to media.
She also said that Uganda is entering a critical stage in its fight against COVID-19.
Nabakooba said that Government is concerned about the rising number of COVID-19 deaths.
“Of even greater concern is that for most of the people dying, their source of infection is not known making it difficult for contact tracing,” she said.
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“If the number of coronavirus deaths continues at this rate, the government will soon ask all districts and municipalities to identify designated burial places to handle the dead,” she added.
Nabakooba also said the situation in Kampala is getting out of hand and that it was unfortunate that even arcades that just reopened recently have started registering positive cases.
“Apart from Kampala, the ministry of health has noted a number of new high-risk areas of transmission,” she said.
“Districts such as Masaka, Buikwe, Namisindwa, and Adjumani are now registering many new cases. Other high-risk places coming up include markets and landing sites,” she added.
Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,142 recoveries and 13 deaths.
Due to the rising numbers of infections in the country, we continue to urge the public to keep a social distance. In addition, this will help to control the widespread of this global pandemic into the country. Therefore we encourage the general public to practice the preventive measures put in place by the Ministry of Health.
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