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LIVE: Museveni address to nation on COVID-19

Museveni at his 17th COVID address.Β  PHOTO PPU

πŸ“Œ Curfew to stay
πŸ“Œ 4 instead of 3 in private cars
πŸ“Œ Restrictions on Boda Bodas remain
πŸ“Œ Restrictions on Religious gatherings remain
πŸ“Œ Restrictions on cross-border entry will be maintained
πŸ“Œ Salons to remain closed
πŸ“Œ Arcades remain closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Β  President Yoweri Museveni is live on TV and radio, outlining steps Uganda will take to further ease the lock-down as cases ofΒ Coronavirus (COVID-19) rise to 774, and have reached 33 districts in the country.

The president has been recently alarmed by the complacency by Ugandans after he partially lifted the lock-down early in March. Mask use and washing hands have declined, media reports have shown and President is expected to come out with tough measures to control the situation.

Ugandans will particularly be eager for a new decision on a curfew that runs from 7pm to 6.30am that has seen huge traffic jams in the evenings. President Museveni is also expected to outline new Standard Operating procedures for public transport, boda bodas and ease the lockdown on districts at the borders.

The re-opening of the education sector, will be another key highlight of the president’s address.

So far, Uganda has tested over 150,000 people for COVID-19. While its figures are higher than some other countries on the African bloc, public health experts say that the level of testing that has been carried out so far in the country does not give a clear picture of where the disease is currently concentrated.

Since Uganda announced its COVID-19 cases testing in the country has been focused on high-risk travellers, truck drivers and in border communities. On a daily basis, an average of 2,000 samples is tested in the country, 70 per cent of them focused on truck drivers.


  1. Jam has become a huge problem during evening time so we are humbly asking for curfew extension atleast up to 9.00pm.
    And even reopening of companies officially because people are really dieng of hunger since the game govt donated their food once

    • We should be patient and edible to fight covid

      • What kind of patience and edibility are u talking about? People are die dying and you’re talking about mother fucking patience… Other countries are Atleast giving their people hundreds of dollars back from the taxes they have been paying for years. For 30 years the government is only able to give 2kg of posho. What kind of sick headed president is that damn? Let the people go work for their stomachs.

  2. Elizabeth Mirembe

    Let’s pray for the pundemic to end in Jesus’s name

  3. What next education highlights aren’t clear

  4. #Tonnex u better not even talk about patience. Let the people go work for themselves. For 30 years we’ve been paying taxes but the government can’t pay back anything to us. Which damn leader quarantines country for months and gives a family 2kg of flour? Other countries are giving back millions and hundreds of dollars to its people. Now I tell you old man, let the people go work for their stomachs if you can’t feed them.

  5. Lets pray for the pandemic to end in Jesus name so that we come to our life.

  6. Kenneth. Fellow ugandan,thanks be to God Almighty that you have known what kind of leaders we have in our country during this covid-19.2021 is at the door.Let us thus vote wisely.God will take us through during this trying moment. God bless you.

  7. Bodaboda, hasn’t had any case of covid-19, but there excess cases with the truck driver, I herehumbly request the authorities to give some little favour to bodaboda carry one passenger enable them service . they are very useful in the village especially with emergency cases and also safe time when there’s jam. Thanks

  8. dear fellow Ugandan, let Addie with de situation be’se when the ratio of patient to health worker is higher,that is were death begin,life is worth nothing, provide your best strategy to live.keep on praying.

  9. Bp Kutosi James

    Despite of the daily hardships brought by cΓ³vid-19,God has been faithful to us for up to now, no life has gone due to corona.glory be to the most high.

  10. its realy embarassing for the govt to let innocent lives suffer and ruin the future by closing down schools yet tests have proven that truck drivers are the major cause of corona cases in uganda you lock boder districts in the names of controlling spread yet you allow infected truck drivers in the country are we suffering in lockdown because of foriegn truck drivers think abt it and allow public transport to full board lift curfew and open education centers businesses are a standstill because of transport imagining the situation continues next year are schools still going to be closed?i rest my case

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