Forum Democratic Change (FDC) has attributed the spike in Covid-19 cases to laxity in observing the standard operating procedures.
Addressing journalists at their offices in Najjanankumbi, the deputy spokesperson, John Kikonyogo, faulted the government for not doing enough to sensitise masses about the new variants which has left many in a panic mode.
He noted that as a party, they disagree with the current Covid-19 figures and deaths being reported by the Ministry of Health.
“These figures they are giving us are not the right figures. All of you have one or two people who have died of Covid-19 in the last five days,” he said.
Kikonyogo also noted that given the current second wave of Covid-19, they have decided to close their offices adding that leaving these offices open would put their officials in danger.
“The party has decided that from Tuesday, our headquarters and all our other offices in the country will be closed until we communicate otherwise. This is to ensure that our staff and members are protected from acquiring infections,” Kikonyogo said.
He said that the party’s top officials have agreed to take this as a temporary measure to curb further spread of Covid-19.
Kikonyogo appealed to the party’s leaders at different levels to sensitise Ugandans about the dangers of the disease.