Reports on Covid19

Covid19 Status Report in East Africa

East Africa is now open for international travels. Yes, even amidst the increased positive cases of covid19, all governments have reopened entry for international travels to revive the tourism industry that was hardly hit by the deadly virus. In the early days of 2020, East Arica and whole whole world was struck by the pandemic which spread all through like a wild fire. All countries rushed to restrict travels by closing land borders and international airports in a bid to contain the spread of the virus across countries. Travelers who had initially postponed trips due to travel restrictions are called upon to rebook and travel again. In addition, those who intent to travel in the near future are advised to book now and secure the trips especially in mountain gorilla trekking where permits are on a high demand. However, before booking any safari to Africa, travelers are advised to first check the covid19 status of a specific country to get ready.

Covid19 status in Uganda

As of 23rd, the status of covid19 in Uganda indicate

Confirmed cases (only Ugandans) 6,712

Active cases 1,173

Cumulative Ugandan recoveries 2,788

Contacts listed 38,328

Samples tested 457,128

Contacts completed follow-up 28,437

Contacts under follow-up 9,891

Under quarantine 3,095

Covid19 status in Kenya

37,218 confirmed cases

24,147 recoveries

659 deaths

Covid19 status in Rwanda

4,722 confirmed cases

2,991 recoveries

27 deaths

Covid19 status in the Democratic Republic of Congo

10,537 confirmed cases

10,041 recoveries

271 Deaths

What are the common signs and symptoms of covid19?

Travelers are also reminded to keep checking for the common signs and symptoms of the deadly virus. These include

  1. Fever
  2. Dry cough
  3. Tiredness
  4. Aches and pains
  5. Sore throat
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Headache
  8. Conjunctivitis
  9. Skin rash
  10. Discoloration of fingers
  11. Difficulty in breathing (Shortness of breath)
  12. Chest pain
  13. Loss of speech or movement

How to prevent the spread of Covid19

Whenever traveling or interacting with different people, please take note of the following ways to stop the spread of covid19. These include:

  • Wash hands regularly with soap and running water
  • Sanitize with alcohol based hand rub
  • Wear a mask when in public
  • Keep a distance (At least 4 meters)
  • Do not touch the eyes, nose and mouth
  • Couch in the elbow
  • If fever, cough and high temperatures, seek medical attention

Guide for trekking gorillas amidst covid19

For those visiting to trek gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, take note of the following guidelines:

  1. Keep a distance of 10 meters away from the gorillas
  2. You must test negative for covid19
  3. Carry your gorilla permit
  4. Do not look direct into the eyes of the gorilla
  5. Don’t trek when sick
  6. Do not touch the gorillas
  7. Do not litter in the park
  8. Spend strictly an hour in the presence of the gorillas
  9. Stay within your group

Keep updated on the status of covid19 in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure safety on your African safari

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