The fast rising numbers of covid19 patients in the country have stretched the health system leading to running out of intensive care units in all health facilities across the country.
In less than six months, the country has lost more than 140 people to the deadly pandemic.
According to the minister for national guidance and information, Judith Nabakooba, apart from those already gone, hundreds of others continue to fight for their lives every day in the Intensive Care Units.
Information from the Ministry of Health is that our Intensive Care Units are actually full to capacity.
The Public needs to understand that if you became critically ill today, access to the Intensive Care Unit may be difficult.
Without the Intensive Care Unit, chances of survival are very few.
We must therefore drop all the complacence around COVID-19.
The minister asks Ugandans to take seriously the guidance that has been given.
She also reminds political candidates to always follow the already set SOPs as they campaign to avert the likely spread of the disease.
As of Friday 13th, Uganda had registered 144 COVID-19 deaths among them was the Kamuli municipality legislators, Hajjat Watongola Rehema and a total number of infections was at 15,789.