According to Uganda’s health minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the number of COVID-19 infections is growing. Dr. Aceng said on Sunday (5 June) in a tweet that the number of daily infections has increased, as it did in January when the deadly Omicron form attacked the country and killed many people.
“In comparison to the steady patterns we have observed since January 2022, the daily number of COVID-19 cases has increased. This rise is comparable to that seen in June 2021, when the Delta version was dominant.” Dr. Aceng continued.
On the other hand, the Minister of Health highlighted that the ministry is prepared to respond and rescue lives before the worst-case scenario occurs. Despite the increased number of reported incidents, officials claim there is no proof of travel restrictions or lockdowns.
Vaccination and monitoring efforts targeted against COVID-19 will be intensified. “We will optimize existing control and mitigation strategies at the individual and community levels,” said the health minister.