Fully reopening of the economy might be a dream to Ugandans as Covid 19 cases rise


NEWS-Robinah Nabbanja the prime minister of Uganda has explained that the country might go to a third wave of Covid-19 as the country continues to register more cases of covid.

The high rise of the cases is aided by the omicron variant that is highly transmissible.

Nabbanja narrated that on daily basis, she receives several reports from ministry of health officials indicating an increase in the spread of the virus.

On December 20, the country recorded 502 cases of Covid-19, the highest in the last three months. Figures for the past two days are being compiled.

Of the reported 502 cases, Wakiso and Kampala registered the highest numbers according to results from the ministry of Health. Kampala had 238 cases, Wakiso reported 199 cases while Mbarara had 3 cases.

Prof Pontiano Kaleebu, the executive director Uganda Virus Research Institute, said a team of experts is closely monitoring the new variant, Omicron.