KAMPALA – Handwashing facilities installed by National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) in a bid contribute to the fight against COVID-19 are taking shape around pro-poor areas of Kampala.
The handwashing facilities were installed in Kasubi, Nateete and Kibuye markets to ensure residents are safe from the deadly virus.
The facilities are stationed at the market entrances and are very flexible because the tanks tap water from the NWSC line, hence no need to refill.
According to NWSC, these handwashing facilities are playing a big role in combating the spread of COVID-19 as anyone who intends to access the markets does it on condition that they wash their hands with water and soap.
Local Defence Units (LDUs) are also stationed at the handwashing points to ensure everyone adheres to the principal of washing their hands, and use the water for that very purpose.
On Friday morning, Uganda registered four (4) more cases of coronavirus raising the total to eighteen (18).
The breaking news was revealed by President Museveni through his social media platforms.
“Yesterday, the 26th of March, another 197 people were tested and many of them were returnees from Dubai or other category one countries, only 4 tested positive,” said President Museveni.
According to the president, these 4 had been under institutional quarantine in the various hotels identified by the sub-committee on quarantine. They have been evacuated to Mulago Hospital for treatment.
On Wednesday, March 24, the Director-General for Health Services at Uganda Health Ministry Dr Henry Mwebesa announced five new Covid- 19 cases bringing to 14.
Three of the new five cases are Ugandan nationals while the two are Chinese nationals who escaped from quarantine last week.
Following this, President Museveni on Wednesday evening announced a suspension of all forms of public transport in Uganda for 14 days as the government moved to contain the spread of Coronavirus infections countrywide.