However, following the presidential directive to ban all public gatherings for 32 days ending April 20th, 2020 to combat the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), churches remained closed and Christians are hardly were not seen raising palm leaves on the streets.
The KCCA team headed by Kampala Central Division Mayor Charles Sserunjogi were on Sunday in Kisenyi where majority of these children gather to mobilise them to go to Nakivubo Blue where they would stay untill the Corona Virus tension calms down.
Baptism on Easter Sunday is particularly significant because according to the Christian faith, that’s the day Jesus Christ returned to life and to many it is “to walk with Christ and be closer to Christ.”
However, in Lira Catholic Diocese, this Holy ritual will not take place following the outbreak of COVID_ 19 diseases.
According to the Amudat District Senior Agricultural Officer Joseph Marimoi, the locusts entered through Karita Border area and spread throughout Karita Sub County in the areas of Akou lee, Nacemato, and around the mountains but spread to the Town Council yesterday afternoon. He explains that the insects however migrated in dense swarm westwards towards Nakapipripirit and Nabilatuk districts.
At time URN visited the Health Centre, only 1 health worker who is a mid-wife out of the 14 health workers recruited, he told our reporter that he has been overwhelmed with too many patients who are visiting the health center and that the rest of the health workers trek long distances to get to the facility which explains why they haven’t made it to the health center because of lack of transport means..
Mbarara regional referral hospital Director, Dr. Celestine Barigye, says medics that attend to suspected Corona virus cases will be stopped from going back to their homes because they are at high risk of transmission.
On Thursday, residents of Mawero, Arubaine, Solo villages in Busia town pelted stones to the UPDF, Police and LDU officers who were enforcing the 7pm to 6.30am curfew. The incident left two police officers injured.