KAMPALA – Guardian Angel Foundation Uganda has urged citizens especially low-income earners to always move with soapy water as a way to prevent deadly coronavirus spread.
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Mr. Eligu Ronald, the Foundation leader said that a good number of Ugandans cannot afford sanitizers since they are expensive thus asking them to improvise with soapy water.
Ronald was on Thursday, March 19 launching voluntary ways on how they can help poor communities to fight the merciless virus in Namuwongo slum.
He urged all mothers to mind what their children touch and do since they (mothers) are the ones who spend most of the time with them (children).
Ronald was, however, not happy with most pastors saying that much as they want believers to pray but they mind less about their health.
He said, “I have seen most pastors but they don’t care about people’s health.”
Dr Bruno Musasizi from Makerere University urged people to be conscious of their lives, saying that it’s hard to treat this virus once it has entered one’s body.
He shared some of the symptoms; headache, running nose, acute cough, fever and fatigue, urging that victims should immediately rush to government hospitals.
He said that much as COVID-19 can attack and kill anyone but people with hypertension, cancer, HIV and elderly are more prone to this virus.
As of Friday morning, 20 March 2020, Coronavirus cases had increased to over 245,800 world-wide with over 10,000 deaths recorded. Italy’s death toll had surpassed that of China with over 3,400 people dead from the pandemic compared to China’s about 3,240.
About Guardian Angel Foundation Uganda
Guardian Angel Foundation Uganda is a Ugandan community based-charity based in Namuwongo, Kampala. It was founded in 2019 by Eligu Ronald a true son of Namuwongo slum.
The Foundation aims at eradicating extreme poverty and facilitate long-lasting change in the life of vulnerable young mothers and children through character development and vocational skills.
It also aims at extending educational services to the marginalized vulnerable children and youths considering girls as their priority in the community.