“We ask our members not to take this virus for granted. You must protect your lives and protect those around you. We must all be cautious.”
ELECTION WATCH | FDC
KAMPALA- With the increasing COVID-19 cases in the country, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has called on their party members to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines.
"We want to tell our party members that COVID-19 is real and it is here with us. Please let us give it the seriousness it deserves. We have masks, at all our offices," said the party deputy spokesperson, John Kinyogo.
According to the MoH Uganda has a cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 2,362. Uganda reported its first case in March. Many of the cases are registered in Kampala.
Some of the hot spots include; public transport, arcades, workshops, workplaces (offices), markets, and political activities. This was attributed to noncompliance to simple preventive.
Kikonyogo while addressing the party's weekly press briefing at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, an outskirt of Kampala, called on all party members to wear face masks in public places, washing hands, observe social distancing and eat food that boosts immunity.
"We ask our members not to take this virus for granted. You must protect your lives and protect those around you. We must all be cautious," he said.
The party attributes the increasing cases to the government's failure to control truck drivers who were entering the country.
"We think the government is also partly to blame. They allowed in truck drives inside the country without getting their test results at first. Tracking them and their contacts was very hard and this was the reason we started to see an increase in the cases," he noted. Ends