The government has warned the public about the second wave of the deadly covid-19 pandemic after the number of infections increased by 81per cent between March and April.
This was announced at the ministry of health headquaters in Kampala yesterday as Dr Misaki Wayengera the chairpeson of the ministerial scientific advisory committee said the situation in uganda could become worse in the second wave and that we could experience what’s happening in india.
The health minister Jane Ruth Acheng, said the increase in the recent rising cases of infections in children and youths with 10-29 years of age. ‘ we registered 12 per cent increase cases among children aged 12-1119 years and 5 per cent in between 20-29,’ she said.
She Further adds that some of the districts hit most by covid-19 of community infections are Kiryandongo,Adjumani, Soroti, Oyam, Gulu and Jinja and in Jinja cases are being isolated at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital.
Dr Acheng Said with the increasing efforts by the government to prevent covid-19 virus, the government suspended flights coming from india effective May 1 to shield the country from the second wave.
“The Ministry of Health has identified five laboratories with the ability to test 5,000 samples per day (at $65 (Shs231,470)) and tasked them to set up testing points in Entebbe town to test incoming travellers from category 1 and 2 countries,” she said.
Dr Misaki says the pademics often starts slowly with a lag phase and the the there is rapid phase and we hit the stationary phase, “we are in the second wave only that we are in a lag phase but we might hit a post where infections rapidly go up as it happe