Buganda’s Katikkiro, Charles Peter Mayiga, asked Ugandans not to listen to negative talk about the COVID-19 jab.
The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga has urged Ugandans to shun listening to negative talks concerning the COVID-19 jab.
Mayiga made the remarks shortly after receiving his second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Monday. He said he has been reading statements on different social media platforms surrounding the effectiveness of the vaccine but indicated that all that talk is baseless.
Mayiga in particular disclosed one statement that was raised by one individual saying that the western powers are using the vaccines to reduce the population of Africans.
On this, he said it is a lousy talk. The Buganda Katikiro noted that if the whites wanted to do away with the African race, they would have used other drugs that are consumed regularly.
“It is not true that the Europeans and Americans want to exterminate the African race through Covid-19 vaccines. That is not true,” Mayiga said.
In addition, he advised the public to keep up to date with facts from reliable sources including the World Health Organisation. He also urged individuals not to relax all the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus.
“We have lost many people these days. I send my condolences to all those who who lost their love ones. Let us listen to the Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation,” the Katikkiro raised.
“Let’s us listen to the leaders so that we are able to protect ourselves from this virus.Lets always wash our hands. Let’s sanitise and ensure social distancing, put on your mask.”
This however comes at a time when the virus continues to surge countrywide with three districts including Mukono, Wakiso and Kampala the epicentre of most new infections.
The health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 1,422 new cases from tests done on 13 June 2021. The ministry also reported 25 new deaths pushing the death tally to 459.
“Results of COVID-19 tests done on 13 June 2021 confirm 1,422 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are 64,251. The breakdown of the new cases are: 1,421 Contacts and Alerts: Kampala (1,043) Wakiso (162) Luwero (63) Mbarara (21) Tororo (21) Kibuku (13) Yumbe (10) Jinja (10) Mukono (9) Bulambuli (8) Mbale (8) Bugiri (7) Nwoya (8) Kable (5) Serere (4) Kalaki (4) Iganga (11) Mpigi (2).”
“Kaliro (2) Kasese (1) Busia (1) Kikuube (1) Agago (1) Gulu (1) Mukono (1) Kibaale (1) Amuru (1) Masaka (1) Kamuli (1) Truck Drivers: Kampala (2) Elegu PoE (1),” the ministry statement read on Tuesday.