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COVID-19: Police await guidelines new vaccination directives

The Uganda Police Force says it awaits guidelines from the Ministry of Health (MoH) to roll out enforcement measures for the new directives issued by President Museveni to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Fred Enanga

The directives issued on Friday last week stipulate that one must present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate in order to access public meetings and public transport.

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In his address, the President directed the health ministry to re-launch the vaccination exercise and ensure more people are vaccinated.

He noted that the vaccination coverage was still below the country’s target of 28.5 million people.

Addressing journalists at Police headquarters in Naguru, Kampala, Police publicist, Fred Enanga, urged members of the public to observe all COVID-19 standard operating procedures.

In a televised address, about the health situation in the country, Museveni said the National Task Force on COVID-19 had reviewed the current situation in the country and made recommendations aimed at avoiding a resurgence and flare up of infections. These he said must be adopted for implementation with immediate effect.

Among those new restrictions include; having a certificate of vaccination with evidence of up-to-date boosting in order to be allowed entry into formal meetings and public places. These, he said, include religious gatherings, local council meetings, and other social meetings. Where there is no up-to-date vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test within 24 hours must be presented to be allowed access.

The President also said that a COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be required to access offices at all government ministries, departments and agencies and other public and private offices.

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