Kampala, Uganda – Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba also senior presidential advisor for special operations has called on Ugandans to adhere to ministry of health guidelines amidst the skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in the country.
In a post on twitter, General Muhoozi urged Ugandans to wear face masks as COVID-19 was not a myth, but real!
“Fellow compatriots, with COVID-19 cases skyrocketing in our own country and with over 830,000 dead around the world. Please follow all @MinofHealthUG guidelines. Wear face masks in public. COVID-19 is not a myth, it’s real,” Gen Muhoozi tweeted.
The Ugandan Army General’s call comes at a time the American Centre for Disease Control (CDC), has reviewed the latest science and affirmed that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 and could help reduce the spread of the disease, particularly when used universally within communities.
According to the CDC Director, Dr. Robert R. Redfield, there is increasing evidence that cloth face coverings help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
“Cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus – particularly when used universally within a community setting,” Dr. Robert R. Redfield is quoted to have said recently.
To date, Uganda’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stand at 2,756. Out of this number 28 have since succumbed to the virus while 1,288 have been discharged from different hospitals across the country after they recovered.