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CONSULAR MESSAGE TO ALL UGANDANS IN THE USA, SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARRIBEAN ON THE PREVENTION OF INFECTION FROM CORONA VIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

Wednesday, 11th March 2020

In this regard, this is to guide all Ugandans in your various locations and communities as follows:

1.      Keep updated of the evolution of the pandemic in your area and pay attention to instructions as issued by local and federal authorities;

2.      Minimize your movements to only essential activities and avoid mass gatherings

3.      Minimize close contact with those who are visibly sick with flu-like symptoms

4.      If you have the option to drive rather than use mass transit, do so;

5.      Make use of essential provisions that are proven to help prevent the spread of infection such as hand sanitizers, latex gloves and face mask. Face masks are not necessary if you do not have respiratory symptoms such as coughing,sneezing or a running nose;

6.      Wash your hands frequently with soap and water;

7.      Avoid touching your face with unwashed / un-sanitized hands;

8.      Avoid handshaking and hugging as well as any unnecessary close body contact;

9.      Keep medical emergency contacts handy and cooperate with medical personnel‘s instructions;

10. Do not attempt to self-medicate.

Wishing you the best, keep calm and stay safe.

 

MULL S. KATENDE

AMBASSADOR

03/11/2020

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