The trend is worrying and the numbers are not encouraging at all. Reality has dawned on many Ugandans that the coronavirus pandemic is not a joke and neither is it a chooser of persons. It knows no profession or faith, knows no age or society.
With all the countless measures taken, the numerous directives, the sensitization campaign, and the donations given in form of Personal Protective Equipment, Ugandans are still behaving in a lax manner, still assuming that the pandemic is just a parody.
There is still a belief that no harm can come upon an individual yet the coronavirus is spreading sporadically due to carelessness and a lack of civic duty. The country is losing men and women, more people that are known in the public are getting infected bringing the matter closer and closer home.
The virus has already caught up with a senior police officer – AIGP Hassan Kasingye, while top institutions such as banks, media houses and ministry departments have confessed their staff members have tested posive to the virus disease.
The virus has eaten up the lives of over 30 people in less than a period of two months with the worst yet to come. All in a glimpse of an eye these individuals were taken by surprise by the virus with some collapsing even before they received medical – like the case in Kisenyi where a young man collapsed and died instantly.
Even for those who are on the frontline in fighting the virus, our health workers have not been spared with the Ministry of Health indicating that already tens of health workers have been infected.
With the lives of our gallant Frontline soldiers from the health department threatened by the ugly disease, there is surely a lot to fear for.
In faith, places of worship have understandably been locked up to worshippers in fear that free congregation by the worshippers will expose the helpless public to the virus. As such, a common conviction that seeking out God’s intervention in providing a solution seems to be a rare feasibility.
A look into the daily lives of Ugandansans especially after the restrictions were relaxed has shown that thebpubic are going about their businesses as if all is back to normal. Simple rules of social distancing and maintenance of hand hygiene are not being observed. As a result, there has been a major spike in infections and deaths that have now grown exponentially at about 32 fatalities.
These lives are our lives, your life, and my life only that they have lost their ability to breathe. It may have been you if not them. The World Health Organization has already given the warning of the rising cases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Our current status as a country in terms of infections and deaths is gradually unfolding to be what the WHO has described as “a continued acceleration of [COVID-19] transmission.
The public need to wake up from their drunken stupor and see what has so far happened in South Africa. The situation has turned into the digging of mass graves in order to be at per with the rate of deaths occurring in the country.
We need to be careful as a country, we need to adhere to the rules, regulations, and directives. This is the only way we shall protect each other, otherwise, it might be a matter of soon burying one another.
As to the politicians misguiding the public that the disease is a hoax by the government, shame on you! You deserve to b in hell.
What would make a sane person reasons that in your country where infections have been way bellow what other neighboring countries are experiencing is a hoax?
Why believe that your neighbors are dying genuinely but in your country it’s a hoax?
Take forinstance in Kenya where infections are over 30,000 with 0ver 500 deaths and one tells the public that Uganda’s 30 deaths are doctored as if to say that Ugandans were immunised against the disease.
A fortnight ago, the Minister of Works amd Transport General Edward Katumba Wamala hinted at a possible second ban on public transport as a result of the public refusing to adhere to the ministry of health guidelines for the prevention of the spread of the pandemic which is very unfortunate.
This is our lives we are talking about and people just die once. No chance of reversing it once it’s happened. The President has on many occasions stated that other things such as openning schools and places of worship should wait as we sort the issue of an irreversible life first.
Ugandans should wake up and realise that this is a matter of life and death. A small sacrifice is truly worthwhile for saving a life.
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