Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended campaign meetings in Kampala and 11 other districts and cities in the country due to the surging Covid-19 infections and persistent violation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by some political candidates.
The EC spokesperson, Mr Paul Bukenya on Saturday said campaign meetings in the said districts which are considered to be registering high spread of the virus had been suspended starting December 26, 2020, until further notice.
Other districts where campaign meetings have been banned are Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Wakiso, Kabarole, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo, Kampala, and Tororo.
“The EC has suspended campaign meetings in districts/cities categorized by the Ministry of Health as having a high spread of Covid19. From 26/12/20, no campaign meetings will be held in Mbarara, Kabarole, Luwero, Kasese, Masaka, Wakiso, Jinja, Kalungu, Kazo, Kampala and Tororo,” Mr Bukenya tweeted.
This comes just hours after the Ministry of Health on Friday confirmed 446 new Covid-19 infections as cases rose to 33,360 with 245 virus deaths.