IUEA CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, it’s important that we keep you updated and informed about the virus and measures in place to prevent one from catching the infection.
As a nation, Uganda holds a good record in dealing with epidemics like Ebola, cholera, and haemorrhagic fever in the past. As a result, to replicate the past successes in dealing with the epidemics, the nation has taken a proactive preventive measure to create awareness and to sensitize the public about the coronavirus alias COVID-19.
Since its outbreak in China, in a city called Wuhan, coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the globe affecting over 110 countries, registering over 125,000 infections and over 5000 deaths. The coronavirus seems to have taken the world by storm as global supply chains are left exposed with industries having limited or no-back up plans to deal with such outbreaks. World Health Organization (WHO) is warning of shortages of drugs and protective gear to deal with the corona epidemic. Education systems have been gravely affected as some affected countries have been forced to close schools to mitigate the spread of the virus. This begs the question, how prepared are the developing economies to dealing with coronavirus epidemic?
Africa has received its share of the attack as a few cases have been reported in Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria (which seems to be the most affected), Tunisia and Senegal with experts predicting more cases to be reported in just a matter of time as the outbreak is now inevitable. With WHO reporting shortages of supplies such as masks, drugs etc, as countries where such products are sternly affected, many worry about what the future holds for Africa in the face of Coronavirus imminent attack.
WEAR FACE MASK
AVOID CONTACT WITH ANIMALS
GO TO THE DOCTOR
Therefore, as a community that cares for the health and safety of others, let’s be precautious and let’s be our brother and sister’s, keeper!