By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: President Yoweri Museveni will receive the current status report on the Covid-19 situation in Uganda on Monday 27th December 2022 before making a final decision on the full reopening of the economy.
This has been confirmed by the Deputy Senior Presidential Press Secretary Faruk Kirunda.
According to Kirunda, the report will be handed over to the President by the National Covid-19 Taskforce led by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja and the report will inform the way forward on the full reopening of the economy.
The report comes at a time when Uganda is currently registering an increase in Covid-19 cases with over 1,000 plus cases reported on a daily basis according to the latest reports from the Ministry of health.
Following the current trend of increased Covid-19 cases, there has been uncertainty among several Ugandans that the schools and the economy may not fully reopen in January 2022 as earlier planned.
In his national address on Covid-19 in October, this year, President Museveni announced that schools and the economy would reopen in January 2022, two years being partially closed.
“Even if you don’t come out for vaccination, we will open the schools and the economy and if anything goes wrong, the moral responsibility is yours,” Museveni said.
Following Museveni’s directive, the Ministry of Education and Sports a few days ago released a calendar indicating that all schools will officially reopen on 10th January 2022 which will be confirmed by the president in the next national address after receiving the Covid-19 status report.