By Goodluck Musinguzi
Ugandans battled the second wave of Covid19 that killed more than 3,000 people, Ministry of Health is appealing to people not to lower the Guard as the threat is real.
Dr Diana Atwine, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health said Ugandans need to keep following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that include wearing masks, washing hands and avoiding crowded places.
“Do not let your guard down because of the reduced infection rate, Covid19 is still a real threat. Getting vaccinated is the only answer, get your shot today to protect yourself and your family”, said Dr. Diana Atwine.
Uganda’s Covid19 positivity rate is at 0.4% with confirmed cases rising to 127,199 and cumulative tests over 1.9 million.
22 new cases have been confirmed positive from 5,000 plus tests conducted on 20th November 2022.
Uganda has administered a total of 6,072,617 vaccines across the country compared with Kenya which has administered a total of 6,398,580 vaccines so far been across the country as of November 21, 2021.
Dr Diana Atwine’s warning comes as many countries are preparing for the 4th or 5th waves, especially in Europe. These waves come after people don’t keep their guards on.
The 5th Covid19 surge in Europe is spawning violence all over the continent, as some people would prefer to battle police, rather than submit to compulsory vaccination or lockdowns. In videos from several cities it looks like all, or mostly, are young men.
Lowering the guard has resulted in the surge. Even though the decline in Covid19 cases is a positive trend, following COVID Appropriate Behaviour is crucial to stop another wave.