President Museveni imposed a stricter lockdown and shut down parliament as coronavirus cases soar.Huge increase in COVID-19 cases has resulted in Uganda's public hospitals reporting countless challenges as they strive to cope. The country is among several African countries seeing a dramatic rise in the number of infections amid vaccines shortages. Social gatherings such as weedings and funerals were bar.
President announced a 42-day lockdown and restriction on the movement of people in bid to curb spread of the disease. He also deployed police and the army to chase citizens off the roads leading to Kampala, and roadblocks at all districts borders. What is worrying health officials is the deadly Delta strain, initially from India, which cut across generations and social strata.
Parliamentary staff and legislators totallying at least 200 were reported to have been infected with the coronavirus. President declared a public holiday, designating the day as a national prayer day over a raging pandemic. The total number of deaths are believed to be much higher. Only few thousands samples are tested daily with positivity rate standing at 23%.
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