Lemons and other fruits on high demand in Kasese.

By Biira Maureen

There is high demand for lemons and other fruits following the second wave of the deadly Covid-19.

Currently, very many people are thronging the different market centres across Kasese district to buy lemons and other related fruits with a hope that they will boost their immunity against the deadly coronavirus.

When our reporter visited Mawa market in Kasese town yesterday, she observed that some people were scrambling for lemons, passion fruits, mangoes, pineapples and avocadoes among others.

Sylvia Mbambu, a vendor dealing in the sale of lemons, ginger and garlic said the demand for her commodities has more than doubled ever since the President announced a second phase of the lockdown.

Last year Dr. James Muliwabyo, the in-charge Kasese Municipal health centre III, said contrary to common belief, lemons haven’t been scientifically proved to counter Covid-19.

He, however, said the fruits may limit the duration of the common colds in some people. Citrus fruits like lemons are high in vitamin C and have primary antioxidants that help protect cells from damaging free radicals.

Despite embracing the wearing of face masks and making use of the available hand washing facility at the entrance, social distancing was still a challenge both to the vendors and customers.

Kasese district currently has about 170 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

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