The ministry of health confirmed about 502 cases on 20th December this year as the country prepares for a general reopening in January, as was promised by the president, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
These new cases have caused panic among Ugandans who had hope that the country would be reopened in January. Rumours are circulating that the reopening may not happen.
According to The new Vision, truck drivers from outside the country are major carriers of the virus and are blamed for the rise in the cases.
The ministry kicked off mass vaccination in about seven districts including Mubende, Kiboga, Kassanda, Mityana, Nakaseke, Luwero and Nakasongora, as a measure to curb the hiking cases.
The Omicron Variant that was first discovered in South Africa has since put the world in panic after some of the countries in Europe and Asia opted for restrictions on transport. According to AFP, Chinese city Xian has been lockdown and a mass testing carried out as the Omicron Variant continues to spread rapidly around the globe.
Today, the Coronavirus update in Uganda stands as follows; Tested Population – 2,078,188, Confirmed Cases – 130,178, Recovered – 98,102, Dead – 3,274, Doses Administered – 10,121,220, New Cases 502.