Oyam – 24, December 2020: We all know, December 25 every year is a special day in our lives. A day Jesus Christ was born.
While previous years, and most recent (2019) were most festive Christian holidays around the world, 2020 becomes the only year in a few decades in which celebrations will be restricted by authorities because of a surge in Covid-19 pandemic.
Uganda too, like other countries on the African continent and globally is doing her best to contain the virus and to ensure the safety of her citizens.
With [Uganda] government committed, as citizens, during this festive season and going forward, we should be more committed too, to fighting this killer virus. As of 23 December, 32,349 were already infected and 245 dead. The recoveries stand at 10,731 people.
This is the time to take personal responsibility and to protect our loved ones from getting infected. This is the time the virus will attack us more and kill us more. Celebrate Christmas with your mask on; social distance and sanitize.
We should know celebrations will be costly, many will be arrested, and the unlucky ones prosecuted for faulting the virus guidelines. To me, enjoying the Birth of Jesus Christ should never be restricted, but for now, restrictions should be embraced by all of us.
As a citizen, I want to urge enforcers of the Covid-19 restrictions to respect all human beings irrespective of their religious and political affiliations; they should respect human rights and other rights while Christmas will be celebrated.
As I end, December is a scared month to me, a month completely attached to my life; a month I was born. There is no other month as meaningful to me more than December.
I look forward to adding another year on 31 December 2020. A Happy Christmas everyone. Covid-19 is real, and it’s killing.
Mr Akwam is the CEO of TND News and GLCSMS I email@example.com