The minister of ICT and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba has said government is enforcing the wearing of masks.
Nabakooba notes that so far about 8 million Masks have been distributed country wide and the Ministry of Health has also started to distribute masks in the districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono.
“I want to remind all residents in Kampala to be vigilant and ensure that you all get the free masks being distributed by your local leaders.Very soon, government will start enforcing the wearing of masks and there will be no excuses for not having one.” said Nabakooba.
Nabakooba pointed out that despite the deaths and rising community infections, many people are still failing to go by the preventive measures provided by Ministry of Health.
“Government is specifically concerned about the situation in Kampala. All key markets and shops in down town Kampala are no longer following the recommended measures.” she said.
She therefore called upon all market leaders all over the country to enforce the wearing of masks, washing of hands with soap for everyone including social distancing.
“I also want to remind all arcades operators to always go by the operating guidelines that they agreed upon.Ensure that all customers register when buying products, ensure social distancing and temperature guns at the entrance.” Nabakooba added.
The minister also warned the private car users about the existing guidelines that were issued by his Excellency the President.
“Private cars were authorized to carry only a maximum of four passengers including the driver. All these must always have their masks on all the time when in the car.It has come to our attention that majority of the private car users are no longer complying to this directive as well.” She noted.
Nabakooba further reminded politicians across all political parties to stick to guidance from the electoral commission to avoid the risks of spreading COVID19.
“As the political campaign period starts to pick up, I want to send a strong reminder to all politicians across all political parties.We all must actively get involved in preventing COVID-19. Let us therefore endeavor to stick by the guidance from the Electoral Commission and avoid crowds.Let us be responsible and protect our people from the risk of catching COVID-19 by avoiding crowds.” she said.