KAMPALA – Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President has asked Ugandans to restort to prayers as all efforts to fight deadly coronavirus seem to have failed.
Speaking to NTV on Thursday morning, Besigye said that the world needs supreme power to calm the situation.
“What every Ugandan should do is to kneel down and pray. This is a matter that is beyond our competences. We need God; we need supreme power to reign such a hopeless situation,” he said.
The president of self-styled People’s Government has also, just like other leaders appealed people to stay indoors to avoid spread of COVID-19.
“The next level, as I have pointed out is helping ourselves. I would appeal for people to stay at home to the extent that is possible,” he said.
He added that “We also need to help each other maximally during this crisis. We must work together, we support each other maximally. If you have food, please share with neighbours.”
“If we can lock ourselves up for two weeks, in that time, the sick will be known. If you become sick, raise an alarm,” he advised.
Besigye also appealed medical workers to fight hard as this is the most time they are most needed.
“If you need us who are nolonger in the medical profession, who are nolonger in service of medical profession; if you need me, I will come and support. Let’s help the country to overcome the crisis,” said Besigye.
Besigye’s appeal comes shortly after Uganda confirmed five new coronavirus cases.
On Wednesday, March 24, the Director General for Health Services at Uganda Health Ministry Dr Henry Mwebesa announced five new Covid- 19 cases bringing to 14.
Three of the new five cases are Ugandan nationals while the two are Chinese nationals who escaped from quarantine last week.
Following this, President Museveni on Wednesday evening announced suspension of all forms of public transport in Uganda for 14 days as government moved to contain the spread of Coronavirus infections countrywide.
With the increasing cases, the President says he does not want to take more chances.
“The government has decided to suspend for 14 days, all public transport, including all taxis, coasters, buses, passenger trains, tuk-tuks and Boda-bodas,” he said.
“Private cars shall be allowed to move on the road but they shall not have more than three people in the car, including the driver,” he added.