Why ministry is talking of another lockdown

Travellers scramble for a taxi at New Taxi Park in Kampala on June 8. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng has hinted on the possibility of the country being placed under another lockdown over what is perceived as complacency by the public in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. PHOTO BY DAVID LUBOWA.

What you need to know:

  • Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng says the complacency by the public is presenting a fertile bed for a sharp spike in the number of Covid-19 infections, which will most likely culminate in mass death.
  • Workers MP Sam Lyomoki, who is a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, defends the Ministry of Health against giving feeding the public with cooked up figures, but insists that it is using the wrong parameters in assessing the numbers of infections in the community.

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng on Wednesday, hinted on the possibility of the country being placed under another lockdown over what is perceived as complacency by the public in the fight against the spread of the virus.

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