By Stuart Bogere Oswald
The Parliament of Uganda has announced the closure of the August House for two weeks as the second wave of COVID-19 continues to devastate the country.
According to a statement from Jane Kibirige, the Clerk to Parliament, it will be closed for lawmakers with effect from June 28 to allow the disinfection of the parliamentary buildings till 11 July.
This decision comes after the parliamentary commission last week announced that over 100 lawmakers and members of staff tested positive for the COVID-19.
Kibirige said, “Parliament of Uganda like the rest of the country has been affected by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic with a positive rate of 17.1 percent."
According to the Ministry of Health figures as of yesterday, Uganda has registered a total of 73,401 cases and 714 deaths nationwide since March last year.