Covid19 taskforce collects Shs28bn

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In the lockdown period, Government has also enhanced the capacity of the District Task forces to provide leadership and carry out surveillance and public awareness to ensure that the Presidential directives and guidelines are adhered to.

“I am pleased to inform this House and the country that the lockdown measures have served and continue to serve the set objectives,” Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda told parliament on Thursday.

“Our curve remains relatively flat, and if you exclude the cases of truck drivers, it becomes even flatter.”

He said during this period, President Museveni has initiated special support for Ugandan scientists to enable them provide local solutions in the area of vaccination, diagnostics and production of medicines.

Uganda has prepared 3,200 isolation beds and 378 ICU beds to handle the epidemic at the current rate of spread.

“We had hoped and planned to have this exercise completed much faster, but initial logistical, procurement and distribution challenges caused some delays. “

To date, the National Response Fund to Covid19 has received donations valued at 28 billion Shillings-in cash and in kind.

The in-kind contributions includes, assorted food items, medical supplies and non-food items.

The target of the National Response Fund to Covid19 is to raise Shs 170bn and 10 motor vehicles for each district.

In addition, 65 vehicles have so far been donated to the Fund, with 45 of these vehicles already deployed in various districts.

65 vehicles have so far been donated to the National Fund, with 45 of these vehicles already deployed in various districts.

The breakdown of the donations so far is: 1. Cash Donations UGX 15 billion 2. Goods in Kind Valued at Shs13bn and 3. 65 vehicles.

Once individuals have their approved masks, they can to start using private vehicles effective 26th of May 2020, he noted.

The driving of private vehicles shall follow the other standards and guidelines including not being more than 3 people in a vehicle.

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