The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) says only few staff will be allowed to be on the campus to materialise the measures put in place by authorities to see off the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This is inline with Ministry of Health’s guidelines that people should observe social distance to avoid contracting or spreading the virus.
According to the University Coordinator of IUIU, Dr Sulaiti Kabali, the institution has suggested to reduce the number of staff available on the campus to abide to the Ministry’s preventive measure.
“There will be few staff on the campus during this period to avoid congestion. Government through Ministry of Health is urging people to observe social distance to win the fight against Coronavirus,”
“President of Uganda said schools should be closed to avoid congestion and as an Institution, IUIU will abide to the rules so that together we can win the battle,” Dr Kabali says.
Dr Kabali cautioned IUIU students in their respective homes to follow all the precautionary measures put in place by President Yoweri Museveni to defeat the disease.
“The disease is real and those who watch both local and international they can agree with me that people are dying. In Italy it is worse and it is our responsibility to join hands if we want to defeat the disease,” he says.
President Museveni last week ordered closure of schools as one way of defeating the COVID-19.
In the country, so far, 14 people have been tested positive for the disease.