Experts warn government not lift lock down

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With only hours left to the end of the lock down and motorists getting ready to get back on the road, experts have warned the government on lifting the lock down.


Dr Diana Atwine the permanent secretary to the ministry of health said that Uganda’s should not forget the dangers of the disease especially now that the country is easing the lock down.

“There is no need for us to rush to regularity. We must adjust and continue adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines. The social distancing culture must remain,” Dr Diana Atwine said

She also added that lifting of the lock down would usher the country into a second deadly phase of the novel corona virus pandemic.

Dr Diana noted that as experts, they foresee a spike in the number of infections if the restrictions are lifted.

“It is high time we took the dangers of Covid-19 seriously. The public must remain vigilant and remove laxity because this increases the likelihood for infection among people,” Diana maintained.

According to the executive director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, there is still a need to be wary about the possible effects of lifting the lockdown.

“The lock down has been effective, we need to work with all sectors and engage them on standard operating procedures as we ease the lock down. It is very important that they are part of this conversation,” Prof Kaleebu said.

It’s noted some of the African countries are vising means of lifting the lock down, with Burundi having finished carrying out their presidential elections.