While addressing journalists on Sunday, Judith Nabakooba, the Minister of ICT & National Guidance called upon the public to ignore speculative messages regarding the reopening of public institutions.
“When it comes to the national COVID-19 response, I want to call upon Ugandans to be calm and ignore some of the speculative messages regarding the reopening of public institutions,” she said.
According to Nabakooba, the mandate to guide the nation on the reopening of schools and other institutions is with the president.
“A few weeks back shortly before the NRM parliamentary primaries, His Excellency met with the National Task Force members on COVID-19. They briefed the President on the progress being made regarding the safety standards for key sectors such as churches, schools, the airport and many others,” she said.
“Since that meeting, I have seen a number of attempts by different institutions coming out to announce different dates of resuming operations,” she added.
Whereas it is not bad for institutions to continue with their planning and preparing for resumption of business, Judith Nabakooba says it is wrong for them to continue announcing dates.
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“In the meantime, I believe our interest should be on how to stay safe from COVID-19 by observing the existing guidelines,” Nabakooba said.
All education institutions, churches and the airport were closed in March by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as a measure to control the spread of COVID-19 in country.
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