Kabale registers 115 new Covid-19 cases.Tobias Habasa
By Alex Byakatonda
The Kabale district Covid-19 taskforce, has warned against laxity in observing the Standard operating procedures-SOPs and taking up of Covid-19 vaccines, amidst a resurgence in the number of new daily Covid-19 infections in the country, in light of the emergence of the new Omicron variant.
According to acting Kabale district heath officer, Alfred Besigensi, 115 new cases were recorded on Thursday 30th December, while 67 cases were recorded on Wednesday. This sharp increase in the number of daily Covid-19 cases has left them concerned. He added that even the number of admissions in hospitals have since increased from 6 cases in November to 35 as of today.
The Kabale Resident district commissioner, Godfrey Nyakahuma, who is also the district Covid-19 taskforce chairperson, says the new cases are worrying to the taskforce. He suspects that increase in the number of daily infections could be as a result of the emergence of the Omicron variant. He urges those who are yet to take their vaccine doses to do so.
Kabale district has recorded 3,306 and 129 cumulative Covid-19 cases and deaths respectively since March 2020.
In her ministerial address to the country on the state of the pandemic, recently the health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, also reiterated a government directive to persons aged 50 years and above, as well as those with comorbidities get a booster dose of the vaccine.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, this evening said the country’s economy will fully reopen in a staggered manner from January 2022, amidst escalated fresh Covid-19 cases.
The President, confirmed that schools will reopen on 10th January, while performing arts, cinemas, sports events, bars and events will be open 2 weeks after the reopening of schools.
According to the ministry of health statistics, the country has parachuted to 140, 737 Coronavirus cases since the March 2020 outbreak- with about 10, 559 new cases including 1,658 cases recorded yesterday and 20 fatalities posted from December 21-31.