Government has urged the public to cancel traditional Christmas and end of year travels to the villages as the country faces a Coronavirus spike in many urban areas around the country.
As of Sunday, the Ministry of Health had confirmed 27,071 positive COVID-19 cases and at least 220 Coronavirus related deaths with Kampala and Wakiso recording the highest cases in the latest COVID-19 updates.
In her weekly address, Minister of Information and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba said yesterday that the public should halt festive season travels so as to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.
Nabakooba explained that the majority of the elderly people in the villages are already vulnerable saying that their grandchildren and sons can celebrate with them by calling and using the available Mobile Money options instead of risking their health.
She said that instead of going to villages, people can also pay visits to health facilities and get to know their health status.
Nabakooba said the government has played its part and now it is time for everyone to take charge of their lives.