KAMPALA — President Museveni has said he has come to believe that “carelessness of Ugandans is the main cause of the spread of the novel Coronavirus”.
The President, current addressing the country in a televised session, says he was recently told that the Coronavirus seems not to do well in the tropics, where Uganda is located, and that apparently, it instead thrives in cold climate areas (Europe, USA and northern Asia) – which could be pointed to the many deaths that have occurred in these areas.
The lifestyle of the Western and Oriental worlds makes them prone to attack by the virus, added the President.
After analysis, one major way of controlling the spread of the virus was to disperse the large concentrations of people to deny the virus room to thrive, hence the series of nationwide measures enforced, says the President.
The measures included 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 54 cases by April 14, and has extended the lockdown with another 21 days, ending on May 5, 2020.