NEWS– With just few days after the reopening of schools after nearly two years of closure due to COVID-19, Ugandans have been called up on to learn how to live with the pandemic as it’s not going anywhere but here to stay.
This call was on Tuesday 11th January 2022 sounded by Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng the Minister of Health in Uganda.
According to Aceng, as learners return to school they should be with assurance from the Ministry of Health that schools will not be closed again despite the increase in COVID-19 new infections, hospitalization and deaths in the country.
The Minister of Health stressed that the country has lost a lot during the two years when the schools were closed and now the focus should be put on working hard to recover from the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng appealed to the public to continue wearing face masks and observing all Standard Operating Procedures as per the health experts for at least two years when they will be living together with COVID-19.
The minister also said that despite the surge in new infections, hospitalization and death from Covid -19, statistics show that those who are dying are the unvaccinated ones thus encouraging all eligible Ugandans to get the jab as the first line of protection.