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Covid-19: A Vaccination Certificate A Must to Access Public Offices, Gatherings

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni virtually joined East African Community heads of States for the EAC led Nairobi process for the restoration of peace and security in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This was on Monday 28th November 2022.

President Museveni has renewed some of the restrictions in a bid to contain covid-19.

Museveni in a televised said that no one will be allowed in public gatherings and offices without the vaccination certificate.

“A certificate of vaccination with evidence of up-to-date boosting is a requirement for entry into formal meetings and public places. Where there is no up-to-date vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test within 24 hours is required,” he said

“If you are not fully vaccinated, you should show that you have been tested for COVID-19 24 hours before or less,” he added.

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Museveni, said handshaking and hugging are totally prohibited because of COVID-19, Ebola, and all those things.

To date, 59% of the population 18 years and above have received at least two doses of the vaccine, while only 6% of the children aged 12 to 17 years have received two doses of the vaccine. 

This coverage, Museveni said is below our target of 28.5 million eligible Ugandans, 22 million adults, and 6.5 million children.

“I, therefore, call upon you all to get vaccinated because COVID-19 is still with us,” he said 

The government he said despite the severe effects of COVID-19 has managed to avert the worst-case scenario that had been predicted for Africa. 

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“This was because of our proactiveness and cooperation of the population,” he said 

He thanked Ugandans for adhering to the 36 directives that, he instituted to save our lives. The directives and restrictions were necessary.

“Since September 2022, we have been recording an average of 50 COVID-19 cases weekly. The low numbers have been sustained for the past three months with no hospitalization and minimum death,” he said

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