The Senior Presidential Advisor on Epidemics Dr Monica Musenero has said Uganda will not have a second lockdown, dispelling the fear which came with an increasing number of new infections in the country.
Musenero said a lot of people have been inquiring about a possible lockdown, especially after neighbours Rwanda, imposed the second lockdown in the capital Kigali.
To forestall the spread, the government of Rwanda announced that all movements outside homes in the capital will require an approved permit from the police, except for essential service providers.
But Dr Musenero, said what is being experienced in Rwanda in terms of infection rates in the city now has already happened in Uganda with the country’s biggest worry now being the rural areas.
Yesterday, 449 cases were confirmed and 11deaths bringing the cumulative cases to 38, 806 with 316 deaths.
However, Dr Musenero says that the figures are high and this was expected considering that the country is going through a highly charged election where respect for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is nearly impossible.