Private sector foundation Uganda (PSFU) has initiated a campaign dubbed “Tugobe Corona; Wear a Mask which aims at fighting against covid 19 pandemics within the country.
The campaign will be done together with Kampala city traders association (KACITA) Kampala capital city authority (KCCA), UMEME among others with a key core values which is making public aware of covid 19, and the relevancy of putting on masks.
Speaking to media during the launch of the campaign on Tuesday, Francis Kisirinya deputy executive director Private sector foundation Uganda said that, the public is not aware that putting on masks prevents covid 19 pandemic infection 85% leading to high rate of its prevalence.
“We have come up with this campaign to help and support on government fighting against covid 19 in the country by sensitizing and making public the relevance and importance of wearing masks, because this prevents 85% of covid 19 infection,” he said.
Abel Mwesigye executive director Kampala city traders association (KACITA) says Covid 19 has greatly affected business sector in the country leading economic quagmire globally and if SOPs are not properly followed, second lockdown is likely to exist which is again terrible to economic and social wellbeing of human beings.
“Covid 19 is a deadly global disease which has affected us in various aspects, and failure to follow ministry of health rules and guidelines properly, we can return to lockdown therefore I argue all Ugandans to wear mask,” he added.
Daniel NiwaAbine KCCA publicist says this campaign will continue reminding public to wear masks with their associated importance to human health because people are now careless with wearing masks which puts people’s lives at stake.
Peter Kawujju UMEME spokesperson also welcomed the initiative saying it will keep on reminding the public that Covid 19 really exists and kills like any other diseases.
” Some people think that covid 19 doesn’t exist saying its just political and financial trap, but its totally wrong,” he said.
Kawujju also re-emphasized on wearing masks and follow other SOPs to chase the Covid 19 pandemic in the country.
The world is currently faced with a pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), a new virus that spreads so fast through droplet infection especially in crowded places and causes illness. It is spread from person to person through sneezing or coughing (droplet infection), human to human contact and contact with contaminated surfaces.
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include:
Running Nose (flu)
Difficulty in breathing if the patient develops pneumonia
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.
CONFIRMED CASES (ONLY UGANDANS)
CUMULATIVE UGANDAN RECOVERIES
CONTACTS COMPLETED FOLLOWUP
CONTACTS UNDER FOLLOWUP
Since 31 December 2019 and as of 13 October 2020, 37 875 422 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 1 081 632 deaths.
Cases have been reported from:
Africa: 1 585 643 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (692 471), Morocco (153 761), Egypt (104 648), Ethiopia (85 136) and Nigeria (60 430).
Asia: 11 858 004 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (7 175 880), Iran (504 281), Iraq (405 437), Bangladesh (379 738) and Philippines (342 816).
America: 18 144 366 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (7 804 197), Brazil (5 103 408), Colombia (919 083), Argentina (903 717) and Peru (851 171).
Europe: 6 250 851 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (1 312 310), Spain (888 968), France (743 479), United Kingdom (617 688) and Italy (359 569).
Oceania: 35 862 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (27 286), French Polynesia (3 189), Guam (3 170), New Zealand (1 516) and Papua New Guinea (565).
Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.
Deaths have been reported from:
Africa: 38 217 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are South Africa (17 780), Egypt (6 062), Morocco (2 636), Algeria (1 809) and Ethiopia (1 301).
Asia: 213 318 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are India (109 856), Iran (28 816), Indonesia (11 935), Iraq (9 912) and Turkey (8 895).
America: 595 179 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (215 085), Brazil (150 689), Mexico (83 945), Peru (33 357) and Colombia (27 985).
Europe: 233 906 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (42 875), Italy (36 205), Spain (33 124), France (32 825) and Russia (22 722).
Oceania: 1 005 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Australia (898), Guam (60), New Zealand (25), French Polynesia (11) and Papua New Guinea (7).
Other: 7 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.
*As of 6 October 2020, according to Mexican Public Health Authorities, the cumulative numbers of cases and deaths have increased significantly compared to the previous days due to a late publication of data.
United Kingdom: from 3 October 2020, due to a technical issue, COVID-19 cases from 24 September to 1 October will be reported by British authorities in the coming days.
On 2 October 2020, authorities in Ireland retrocorrected the total number of COVID-19 deaths leading to a negative value for the deaths reported on 3 October 2020.
On 10 September 2020, Jersey reclassified nine cases as old infections resulting in negative cases reported on 11 September 2020.
As of 7 September 2020, there is a negative number of cumulative cases in Ecuador due to the removal of cases detected from rapid tests. In addition, the total number of reported COVID-19 deaths has shifted to include both probable and confirmed deaths, which lead to a steep increase on the 7 September.
From end of August 2020, Swedish authorities are performing daily data consolidation leading to data retro-corrections. From week 38, the Swedish Public Health Agency will update COVID-19 daily data four times per week on Tuesday–Friday. Hence, the cumulative figures and related outputs include cases and deaths from the previous 14 days with available data at the time of data collection.