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Uganda warns of resurgence of COVID-19 cases

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Uganda says it is experiencing an increase in the number of daily COVID-19 cases compared to the stable trends it observed since January.

The Minister of Health, Ruth Aceng, said the increase was similar to the rise the country faced in June 2021 when the Delta variant was prevalent.

“As a country, we are well prepared to respond and save lives than before.

“We have no indication for travel restrictions or lockdown in the current circumstances.

“We will optimise the existing control and mitigation tools at personal and community levels,” she said.

The minister said the measures being taken to address the resurgence included vaccination for all, requiring mask wearing at all times especially by the vulnerable population and hand washing.

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Uganda experienced the second wave of the pandemic in June last year, which left several people dead and hundreds hospitalised, forcing the country into a lockdown.

Xinhua/NAN

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