The Electoral Commission chairman, Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama has summoned National Unity Platform Party presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and Forum for Democratic Change party presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi for their continued violation of Covid-19 Guidelines. The duo has been invited to face the commission on Monday M
“The electoral Commission, after making consultations with the ministry of health, and while issuing campaign guidelines, adopted the measures provided in the regulations intended to control the spread of the disease which were issued to all stakeholders intending to participate in the General Election activities” a letter to Amuriat reads in Part
“In spite of the existence of the said guidelines, you have have continued to ignore and/or negated observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by holding mass rallies in contravention of the established Standard Operating Procedures intended to control the spread of the Coronavirus, thereby risking the lives of the people,” the letter adds.
Meanwhile, the country is registering a surge in coronvirus cases and the cumulative confirmed cases have since surpassed the 25,000 mark.
On Sunday, the ministry of health registered 671 new cases bringing the country’s cumulative cases to 25,730. One coronavirus fatality was also registered bringing the death toll to 220.
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Kampala had the highest number of cases recorded on Sunday of 288, while others were from Wakiso (103), Kabale (44), Lyantonde (38), Mbarara (37), Kalungu (28), Kyotera (18), Kanungu (13), Luwero (12), Jinja (9), Rukiga (9), Mbale (8), Butambala (7), Lwengo (7), Hoima (6), Tororo (6), Kibuku (5), Mpigi (4), Soroti (4), Rubanda (3), Bushenyi (3), Nebbi (2), Busia (3), Kalaki (2), Arua (2), Ibanda (2), Sheema (1), Manafwa (1), Bulambuli (1), Gulu (1), Koboko (1), Kayunga (1), Kiruhura (1). One truck driver also tested positive at Malaba Point of Entry.