The Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs] that the government issued to arcades before they were allowed to open include providing hand washing facilities, using temperature guns to check everybody entering the premises and enforcing the wearing of face masks and social distancing among others.
Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said on Monday that the move is meant to enable the public to hold specific companies accountable for the poor products adding that some companies have already been contacted with proposals to have them replaced.
Health experts recommend that people should wear masks in public settings especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. According to medics, the masks may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others.
In positive patients, they found more copies of the virus in the saliva samples than they had established in the alternative nasopharyngeal deriving a 95 per cent confidence level in the test. When they subjected the patients on admission in hospital after five days on treatment, 81 per cent tested by saliva were positive whereas the nasal swabs were at 71 per cent.
Some of the foods recommended as important in the fight against COVID-19 according to nutritionists include vitamin c rich fruits like lemon, orange, onion, watermelon, yellow bananas, apples, leafy vegetables that include spinach, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.
According to the health ministry, truck drivers, people in need of knowing their COVID-19 status, government and public organisations, Ugandans returning from abroad, visitors from other countries will all be mandated to pay a fee of 240,500 Shillings for tests to be carried out.