Full Reopening Of The Economy Hangs In Balance As Uganda Registers 710 New Covid-19 Cases In One Day


By Uganda Online Media

Kampala: Uganda’s plan to reopen the economy remains uncertain after the ministry of health has registered over 710 cases in one day.

According to records from the ministry of health, there has been a slight increase in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks compared to the previous months which according to the health experts is caused by the new Omicron Variant that was confirmed earlier this month.

According to the results of COVID-19 tests done on 21 December 2021, the highest number of confirmed new cases are from Kampala and Wakiso.

The breakdown of the new cases is: 700 alerts and Contacts; Kampala (450), Wakiso (174), Mbarara (13), Luweero (10), Jinja (5), Mbale (6), Masaka (3), Amuru (4), Kibuku (3), Busia (2), Gulu (1) Kyotera (16), Tororo (11), Busia (2), 10 Truck drivers; Kyotera (5), Kampala (3), Amuru (2).

The cumulative confirmed cases are now 130, 88.

According to Prime Minister Robbinah Nabbanja, Uganda might be headed for the third wave of Covid-19, following a spike in cases of the virus.

Nabbanja noted that several reports given to her by the Ministry of Health officials indicate an increase in the spread of the virus.

“Doctors and the ministry of health have told me that Mulago beds are becoming full. Covid-19 is real people. We need to vaccinate, wear masks and have social distance. We shouldn’t lose lives again,” Nabbanja said.

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