KAMPALA — With now truck drivers testing positive for coronavirus in Uganda, President Museveni is on Sunday April expected to announce new measures to forestall the spread of the virus.
The Senior presidential press secretary, Mr Don Wanyama on Saturday afternoon said the president will address the nation on key issues in the COVID-19 so far.
“Tomorrow, Sunday 19th April, at 8pm, President Museveni will address the country on key issues in the Covid-19 fight so far. Address will be relayed live on all TVs and radio stations,” he tweeted.
Mr. Wanyama said the broadcast will run across all TVs and radios.
He will speak to the nation at 8PM a day after the Ministry of Health technical team including the Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng updated the country on COVID-19 status report.
The president early this week extended Uganda’s lockdown for another 21 days (three weeks).
The 21-day lockdown extension runs till May 5, 2020 as the health professionals work hard to clear the infections in Uganda, as assess the emergency of new cases.
President Museveni said he had come to believe that “carelessness of Ugandans is the main cause of the spread of the novel Coronavirus”.
He also announced a number of measures including the closure of all education institutions and suspension of public transport in Uganda. Social activities, including sports, were also suspended, as were monthly cattle markets.
Uganda has registered 55 cases by April 18.