The loopholes in Covid-19 fight

Sanitising. Passengers wash their hands before boarding a bus to Kampala at Mbale Bus Park on Monday.

What you need to know:

Coronavirus majorly kills elderly people. China data shows that among children aged 0-9 years, the death rate is 1 in 100,000.

Whereas government vows that everything is in place to prevent and handle coronavirus in case of outbreak, a rapid assessment conducted by Daily Monitor discovered loopholes in the said preparedness.
This newspaper assessed the presence of, adherence and willingness to the use of sanitisers, handwashing cans in market places, points of entry into government offices, schools and other critical institutions.
We also assessed several data on the country public health.
We discovered that although people are well-informed about how deadly the virus is, have access to sanitisers or are capable of buying it, willingness to adhere to hygienic practices is remains utterly poor.


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