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Archbishop Kaziimba Warns Ugandans on New Covid-19 Threat

By Melanie Aanyu,

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has warned Christian across the country about the consequences of not observing COVID-19 standard operating procedures-SOPs. He said there is a risk of another lockdown.

The Archbishop made the appeal during the Sunday service held at Bishop senior secondary school playground located at Mukono Central Division. The service marked his first day of a Pastoral visit expected to last one week in Mukono Diocese.

According to Dr. Kaziimba, the Ministry of Health warned against another COVID-19 outbreak in different districts at the time the country is facing a terrible financial crisis.

At the beginning of this month, the Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Acheng warned the country about an increase in the number of daily COVID-19 cases compared to the stable trends it observed since January.

The Archbishop has appealed to Christians to envisage the circumstances and suffering another lockdown would cause to them at the time when prices of every commodity currently has escalated without immediate possible remedy.

After the declaration of Covid-19 in the country, the government instituted various standard operating procedures including limited to washing of hands, wearing face masks, avoidance of public places, use of sanitizers before restricting movements and enforcing curfew.