OBSERVE COVID-19 MEASURES DURING EASTER HOLIDAYS- ICT MINISTER

  • 18 Ugandans in quarantine set to be discharged
  • Government relief efforts continue
  • 14-day curfew ends on Wednesday

Ugandans have been reminded to observe the instituted measures by the government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as they celebrate the Easter season.  The remainder was made by the Minister of Information technology and Communication (ITC) and National Guidance Ms.Judith Nabakooba in her ahead of the Easter weekend.

“Some people may have the urge to hold parties in their homes during Easter but it is not advisable at the moment with the world is battling the spread of the deadly COVID-19. Let us stick to the government health measures to keep social distance and have mark Easter with only our immediate family members,” she said.

The Minister who is heading the Government Communications Committee on COVID-19 thanked Ugandans for their discipline so far and for the support, they have extended to government efforts in the fight against the coronavirus. So far there is no reported death out of the 53 registered cases of COVID-19.

 Health officials said that Ugandans who are being treated for COVID-19 were all responding well and up to 18 people under quarantine will be discharged as earlier as next Tuesday.

Earlier, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda unveiled a 15-member team appointed by President Yoweri Museveni to manage the COVID-19 response fund.
The team, which is supervised by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, is headed by Mary Karooro Okurut, the Minister in charge of General Duties.

Okurut is expected to offer political guidance to the team that is comprised of people from both the private and public sectors.

Members on the team unveiled to the media on Saturday include Eng. Emmanuel Katongole, the chairman board of directors UNOC; Robert Kabushenga, Chief Executive officer (CEO) Vision Group; Apollo Makubuya, a lawyer; Keith Muhakanizi, secretary to the Treasury; Patrick Mweheire the regional chief executive of Standard Bank Group; Dorothy Kisaka, a senior presidential advisor, who is also the Fund’s secretary and administrator.

Other members are Bwoch Gustavas, who chairs the board of Centenary Bank; Aga Sekalala, managing director Ugachic; Dr. Francis Omaswa, executive director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance.

Distribution of food to the vulnerable communities in Kampala is ongoing even after the exercise was marred by alleged corruption incidents.

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