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COVID-19: Museveni address set for Saturday

Museveni to address the nation. PHOTO PPU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation at 8pm on Saturday on the status of the ongoing 42-day lockdown and measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic. He on July 18 reinstated  some of last year’s tough COVID-19 measures, including a lockdown.

According to President Museveni, the measures were needed to address the fast rate at which the disease was spreading. Due to an increase at the rate at which the disease was spreading, dwindling oxygen supplies in hospital  and longer recovery times, the President said that country’s best option was to prevent spread of the disease.

His address will come a few days after that of Health Minister Ruth Aceng, who will today provide an update on measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Aceng’s address will set the tone for action that the President will take.

Uganda as at July 24 had 92,724 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2,579 deaths registered.

The new measures came ten days after the president closed schools and banned cross border movement.


  1. Just noted correction.

    M7 reinstated covid-19 measures on JUNE 18, not July 18.

  2. Khabasa Pius Stewart

    I thank God for our country that He has been so gracious unto as. So for whatever the president wil say, I will obey because it’s my responsibility as a citizen to respect and honour my leaders. For God and my country.

  3. The preventative measures are good for the people of uganda but the bussiness stock is expiring out.children have gotten rotten in moral killing society.lockdown should be eased and children learn to manage sops

  4. there is need to easy the lock down because us private teachers we are not valued at all and yet we teach children of the country,please people dieing of hunger and they are poor.

  5. We as God provides universal choir, we pray so hard that the Lord should protect our country from this pandemic disease(corona) which has caused a lot of human suffering worldwide. May the lord also protect our president museveni,AMEN

  6. I wish he talks about school reopening because us private teachers we have over suffered in the previous lockdown. For God and my country.

  7. Jacob Tushabomwe

    Relay we thank the LORD JESUS so mach for the gift of life that He has given unto as , in this nation there is a need of repentance, only that can save this nation
    Otherwise covid 19 will not go away because now it is allover the villages!!

    Isaiah 59:1

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