The COVID19 Pandemic has put the world in a tough situation given the wide spread of the Coranavirus 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.
The President of the Republic of Uganda General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has also passed directives to be followed by the citizens to reduce on the spread of the deadly virus.
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 buying sanitizers, they should use the ordinary soap and water.
There is a challenge that not all of us can afford to buy the sanitizers but for now I would urge the public to keep using the ordinary soap at home and wherever you are as frequent as you can
The FUFA Competitions Director, Aisha Nalule called upon the general public to desist from gathering in large groups because this will only help the Coronavirus to spread.
It is my humble appeal to the public to avoid meeting in large groups because you never know the status of other people. If possible, please stay at home as we keep praying that the pandemic doesn’t escalate
Deo Mutabazi-the Chairman Uganda Beach Soccer Association also added his voice to the cause, calling upon the general public to follow the measures put in place.
Some of the measures put in place like staying at home could be tough because we need to make ends meet but at the end of the day, we want to stay safe. Therefore for those of you who can stay home, please do so.
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.