KAMPALA —President Museveni will address the nation today Monday, June 1 at 8 p.m, ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba has said.
Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama said via his Twitter that Mr. Museveni will address the nation at 8 p.m Ugandan time before the currently extended lockdown ends on June 4.
The President is expected to announce lifting further lifting of the lockdown as the country works to stop the spread of coronavirus.
President Museveni last week announced that Uganda will lift the current lockdown over the Coronavirus pandemic. Private cars have since returned on the road.
Museveni directed that public transport (buses, minibusses, taxis) would resume after proper preparation on June 4 but each will carry half of their loading capacity.
In the last address, the president opened for the undergraduate finalists, Postgraduate finalists, finalists in the Tertiary institutions, candidates at P.7, S.4, and S6 levels.
He directed the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transport, and Ministry of Health to work out modalities to this effect. Communication has been made to that effect.
Health Ministry says 40 new coronavirus cases have been reported in a single day, extending Uganda’s tally to 457.
Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng released the figures on Monday afternoon.
She noted the increase marked a big jump in the months since the first case came to their attention.
This is one of the highest numbers recorded a single day ever since the first case.
Out of this number 23 are from South Sudan via Elegu border while 17 are from contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers.
Additionally, 31 truck drivers tested positive and were handed back to their respective countries of origin.
Currently there 303 admitted cases in 15 Referral Hospitals in the country.
Ministry says all cases are in stable condition and admitted to Entebbe Grade B and Mulago National Specialised Hospitals