Video footage of health officials dressed in white personal protective equipment (PPEs) at a burial site in Uganda has gone viral on social media after it was established that they were planning to inter empty casket in the guise of burying a Covid-19 victim.
In video footage accessed by K24 Digital, a group of 7 official who were fully dressed in Covid-19 protective gear are seen standing beside a grave preparing to lower a casket.
A large group of people is seen surrounding the gravesite making an unclear demand that forces health official to halt the alleged burial exercise.
Minutes later, the man is seen surging towards the grave demanding the health officials to open the coffin to see who they are burying.
He is joined by two other men who also demand the coffin to be opened as the surrounding crowd is heard shouting in agreement.
Seconds later the huge crowd moves to the gravesite and a group of men are seen opening the casket as helpless health officials watch.
According to the video, no body of the alleged Covid-19 victim is found inside; only wrapped clothes are discovered stuffed into the casket.
The incident sparked anger as the seemingly agitated crowd is seen reprimanding the health officials for cheating.
This shocking discovery by Ugandans has lifted the lid on perhaps simmering scandal in Africa revolving around the recent surge in Covid-19 numbers in many African countries.
Most countries in Africa are alleged to be forging Covid-19 figures so that they can attract donations and loans for other purposes.
The Ugandan incident, which comes barely a month after President Yoweri Museveni locked the country over surge in Covid-19 cases, is no doubt a wake-up call to relevant authorities to know that they is more than what meets the eye in the whole Covid-19 situation in Africa.