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Kampala Likely to go under Fresh Lockdown – Minister Amongi

The revelation comes few days after Uganda registered two COVID-19 deaths.

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The government of Uganda has revealed that it will announce a lock down on Kampala Central Business District (CBD) should people continue working and living in Kampala without observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that were issued by the Healthy Ministry.

The minister for Kampala Betty Amongi said that cabinet has resolved to institute a COVID-19 lock down specifically for Kampala, after observing that the city is increasingly becoming a hub for COVID-19 infections. This is in a bid to prevent the spread of Corona virus (COVID-19) in Uganda.

Amongi says that the said lock down will be effected in two weeks time, if nothing is done to save other parts of the country. The revelation comes few days after Uganda registered two COVID-19 deaths.

The minister adds that the decision is based on advise from scientists who are warning that Ugandans in Kampala have continued to ignore Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)like wearing masks, washing hands, social distancing and others.

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