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MOH Bans Use of Condolence Books at Funerals

In a statement issued on Thursday, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services, says such books and pens have been deemed superspreaders by researchers since SARS - COV – 2, the virus that causes COVID-19 can last up to five days on such surfaces.
With COVID-19 infections peaking in the country with more than a thousand cases being confirmed in a day, the Ministry of Health has banned the signing of condolence books at funerals, a practice that has been popularized by funeral service providers.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of Health Services, says such books and pens have been deemed superspreaders by researchers since SARS - COV – 2, the virus that causes COVID-19 can last up to five days on such surfaces. 

Uganda has so far registered 25,000 positive COVID-19 cases, 9500 of which, have since recovered, according to the Health Ministry.

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