Ugandan government distributes face masks in Kampala

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The Resident City Commissioner of Kampala, Ms Farida Mayanja (left), shows a woman how to wear a mask in Makindye Division, Kampala on Friday. Photo | David Lubowa /DAILY MONITOR
The Resident City Commissioner of Kampala, Ms Farida Mayanja (left), shows a woman how to wear a mask in Makindye Division, Kampala on Friday. Photo | David Lubowa /DAILY MONITOR

More than two million people in Kampala are set to receive the long-awaited government masks.

According to Daniel Nuwabine Muhumuza, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)’s acting head of corporate and public affairs, the distribution of masks which started on Friday is expected to end on Sunday, however, one extra day might be added for those who might have missed out.

“We received more than two million masks which will be distributed to a population of more than two million. Kampala Central has 213,000 adults, 77 percent are six years and above,” Muhumuza said on Friday.

The distribution of masks will be done at the household level, and all those aged six years and above will get masks, said Betty Amongi the minister for Kampala Affairs.

This comes at a time when Covid-19 cases have been rising in the country, especially in Kampala area.

As of Friday, Uganda’s Covid-19 cases stood at 1,254 with six deaths and 1,113 recoveries.

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