The year 2020 that we all welcomed with great anxiety to upgrade academically, socially,economically and soon take on a step into the future of our lives has turned out to be a great threat to the whole of mankind .
Well ,not even yet into the middle of the year thousands of innocent souls have succumbed to to the wrath of the Corona Virus Disease of 2019 ( COVID-19).The source of the virus is still unknown officially to the rest of the world.A number of claims have been put across to account for it’s sudden appearance.Through social media platforms, people urged that this could have been a Bio-Weapon that escaped from Wuhan Medical laboratories; others claimed that this could have arisen from the un selective consumption of sea foods,snakes and bats. The COVID – 19 came to be declared a Global Pandemic by WHO after China had registered an increase in the death toll from (170-7711),this then raised anxiety for all the Africans in the affected countries to run back home .
The rumours kept spreading over the internet that the African blood seemed resistant to the virus as there were no confirmed cases for the African race .Well this was disapproved as most African from affected countries started to test positive for the Corona virus an indication that the wrath of the virus had come home and this was noticed with an increase in the number of registered cases in South Africa ,Egypt ,Kenya and Rwanda.
The COVID-19 has wrought havoc in a number of sectors;sports, businesses,transport and social events. The international sports did not escape the effects of the pandemic,the Euro2020 had to be postponed ,now Euro2021 as well the 2021 Afcon qualifier matches suspended for a while. The Olympic games meant to take place in Tokyo ,the capital of Japan as well did not survive as well and we’re postponed to 2021 .A number of sports personnel were found to taste positive for the virus The Arsenal head coach; Mikel Arteta is an example .
Governments all-over the continent are battling the pandemic through temporal ban on social gatherings,sports activities,burials, weddings,music concerts and public transport a means to curb the rapid spread of the deadly virus within the population. Well this virus doesn’t discriminate; young or old, doctor or politician,we are all susceptible but then it’s upon ourselves to abide by the given guidelines .A current slogan “Stay home to save lives” has encouraged self quarantining to reduce the spread of the virus otherwise we are all at God’s mercy right now. A number of scientists, healthy expects,are working day and night to get a vaccine or possibly a cure to eradicate the virus. As this struggle goes on , the number of victims worldwide keeps growing each day with similar signs and symptoms of fever,soar throat difficult in breathing,organ failure,which could result to death if ones health is already weak . The contraction through personal proximity with an infected person has raised threats,the different African governments have laid out measures to prevent the spread of the virus.As for Uganda, even before the appearance of a single victim the president,H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called off social gatherings, wedding ceremonies, church services, political meetings,burial ceremonies,all schools and institutions of learning were closed. Precautions and guidelines of washing hands with sanitizers or soap, avoiding kissing, hugging and unnecessary touching of our eyes and the nose also the practice of social distancing is encouraged to reduce the risk of contracting the infection The virus is contracted through inhaling droplets from coughing, sneezing and touching a surface containing drops of mucus from an infected person,a reason to frequently wash hands with soaps and sanitizers of about 60% alcohol content. Well , with declaration of cases of Corona virus victims,the Ugandan president decided to ban public transport,closed the borders,all boutiques,the airport was closed to all passenger planes. Well in this struggle to fight the virus , the music industry is not sitting back, Robert Kyagulanyi a Ugandan presidential assipirant has come up with a song together with Nubian li to sensitise the nation on the pandemic.Watch here
Stay home ,save lives.
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