Present Proof Of Vaccination Or Stay In Your Homes &Forget About Public Transport- Health Minister Aceng Tells Travellers


By Uganda Online Media

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.

“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Kampala: Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has revealed that all travelers above 18 years must present proof of vaccination with at least the first Covid-19 dose to be able to access public transport.

This follows a presidential directive on December 31st, 2021 when Museveni gave measures for the full re-opening of the economy.

Aceng noted that her ministry is working out a system that will validate vaccination cards/certificates to enable the implementation of the above.

Following the recent increase in new cases in the country, Aceng on Friday 7, January 2022 officially declared that Uganda is in the third wave of the Covid19 pandemic.

According to Aceng, from December 29th to January 4th, 2022, Uganda has registered 11,222 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with an average positivity rate of 20.9%.

“This is a 37% increase in the number of cases and a 4.8% increase in the positivity rate compared to the previous week of December 22nd-28th 2021 where cases were 8,191and an average positivity at 16.1,” Aceng told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Friday.

“Furthermore, in the last 7 days, we have observed increased transmission rates across the country. The districts with the highest attack rates of above 30 per 100,000 population include Kampala, with 340 cases, Moroto (94), Kiruhura (89), Kyotera (85), Soroti (78) Wakiso (65), Mbarara (58), Gulu 58, Luwero (50) Amuru (42), Kibuku (38). We have therefore moved from a period of sustained containment where the positivity rate was below 5%.” she added.

Currently, over 4m Ugandans have been fully vaccinated representing about 18% of the vaccination coverage according to the health ministry against a target of 22m people and over 10m have so far received their first Covid jab.

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