SAD – Sad news reaching our newsroom the sudden death of another top Doctor identified as Dr. Abdul Iddi Balonde. The deceased reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 and he was laid to rest today in Wantunda Village, Busedde sub-county in Jinja District. According to Cyclone Times news sources, Dr. Abdul Iddi Balonde breathed his last at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital yesterday evening. In addition, this is where he was admitted on Friday last week.
He reportedly succumbed to Covid19!By the time of his death, he was serving as the Chairman Uganda Muslim Supreme Council- UMSC!Prior to being elected UMSC Chairman, Dr. Abdul Iddi Balonde served as a lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language at Islamic University in Uganda, Mbale Main Campus. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
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In conclusion, we continue to urge the public to stay vigilant and follow the SOPs put in place by MOH. Therefore we strongly urge the people of Uganda to always keep a social distance and also sanitize all the time.