KAMPALA — The Presidential Address on Covid-19 has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 20, 8pm, Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama said via his Twitter and Facebook.
The President who this week summoned a special cabinet meeting to determine the future of learners and other sectors such as bars, sports and music events, will now address the country on Sunday according to State House, — guiding the nation on the next step amid rising coronavirus cases.
“Good people, the Presidential Address on Covid-19 has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 20th, at 8pm. It will be live on TVs and radios. Asante,” Mr. Wanyama wrote.
In total, Uganda’s health ministry has declared over 5000 coronavirus cases, of whom over 60 have died and 2100 recovered.
Uganda has seen a recent spike in new infections, having seen an initial slow rise in its caseload.
Continentally, the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections stood at 1,353,283 with 32,625 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Uganda’s latest figures come as the World Health Organization urged countries to remain vigilant and keep track of possible mutation of the virus.
“As we continue to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, being able to not only track its evolution, but also assess the possible mutation of the virus is crucial to mounting an effective response,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa. “Through this new laboratory network dedicated to genome sequencing we can better develop vaccines and treatment which are tailored to Africans and eventually bring COVID-19 under control.”