Minister Judith Nabakooba

Government through the minister for ICT and National guidance has announced a new move to curb the spread of Covid-19 and the reluctance exhibited of recent among Ugandans of not wearing face masks, no social distance, holding public gatherings among others.

According to Minister Nabakooba whoever is found not wearing a face mask in a public place risks being quarantined for 14 days. This comes at the backdrop of already four Covid-19 deaths and 1182 registered cases as of today 02nd August 2020.

“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 also warned that should the public fail to adhere to these guidelines, government will be left with no choice but to quarantine those found not putting on masks. She also noted that 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.