The COVID19 Pandemic has put the world in a tough situation given the widespread of the Coronavirus every passing day.
With different institutions and organizations coming out to embrace the fight against the pandemic, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) staff members have joined the rest of the world to encourage the football fraternity and the general public to remain strong amidst the global challenge.
Uganda has so far recorded 9 cases with positive results of the virus but the Ministry of Health Officials have assured the public of their efforts to save the lives of the patients.
Several members of the FUFA Secretariat have cautioned the public to follow keenly, the precautionary measures put in place by the Government through the Ministry of Health so as to help in preventing the Coronavirus from spreading.
FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson Suubi believes this is the right time for Ugandans to unite and remain vigilant.
In this situation, we know that footballers love the game so much but please make sure whatever you are doing, be safe. FUFA, CAF and FIFA are actually supporting this cause. We want to see everyone alive, the fans, footballers, sponsors, officials and everyone so that we can enjoy the game after we have been cleared safe said Watson.
Decolas Kiiza, the deputy CEO in charge of football calls for people to remain united in this time when the World is driving all efforts to curb the spread of the CoronaVirus.
It is definitely a challenging situation not only for Uganda but the World at large. As FUFA, we caution the public to remain vigilant and I personally believe this is the time when we need to be a unit in order to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus
Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA Communications Director, calls upon Ugandans to follow the set measures by the Government and Ministry of Health to help in the fight against COVID19.
There is no permanent solution for now but I urge the public to strictly follow the measures put in place by Government. Always wash your hands with sanitizers, keep away from public gatherings and if possible, please stay at home
The FUFA Projects Manager, Sumaya Kiwanuka advised the public that for those that cannot afford to buy sanitizers, they should use ordinary soap and water.
Some of the precautionary measures include;
Wash or sanitize your hands frequently, especially before eating and after contact with people.
Avoid touching your face, in particular eyes, nose and mouth. This can prevent the virus from entering your body.
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing and use the nearest waste receptacle to dispose of it after use.
Avoid close contact (within 4 metres), especially with people who display symptoms of the virus, such as cough or fever.
Stay at home and if you develop fever or other respiratory difficulties seek help by calling the Ministry of Health.