Minister for ICT and former Uganda Police Force spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba has assured Ugandans that If they really want bars to reopen and curfew lifted, they should quickly get vaccinated. She said this while addressing the media.
It should be noted that, on Friday 16th April, while giving his national address about COVID-19, President Yoweri Museveni provided a road map that will help most of the closed sectors to reopen. He said that ban on physical music events, bars and curfew hours will remain until 5.5 million Ugandans are vaccinated against COVID-19.
And now, as per yesterday according to the Ministry of Health, a cumulative total of 227,691 persons had been vaccinated against COVID-19. Judith Nabakooba said that so far, the numbers of people showing up for vaccination are still very low. She again added that the reopening is going to depend on how quickly people show up for vaccination.
“Less than 10% have so far shown up for vaccination ever since the exercise started a month ago. His Excellency the President made it clear that we have to vaccinate up to 80% of the risk categories before full reopening. This shows us that there is still a lot of work to be done,” chirped Judith Nabakooba.
The government of Uganda continues to run a campaign of massive vaccination despite the public having a negative perception about the vaccine that is being administered, AstraZeneca. And it should be noted that, figures like Kabaka Ronald Mutebi II and his wife Nabagereka Sylvia Nagginda got vaccinated with the same vaccine.
Again, the fountain of honor, president Museveni and the first lady Janet Kataaha also got vaccinated alongside the first son Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba.