Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation on Uganda’s COVID-19 situation as earlier planned at 8pm, Monday. An earlier decision to push the address to Tuesday, was reversed.
” After wide consultation, it has been agreed that the 14th Presidential Address on Covid is reinstated to tonight (Monday) at 8pm. Please disregard the earlier notices,” said Don Wanyama, the Senior Press Secretary to the president,.
With Uganda’s COVID-19 statistics heading towards 300, President Museveni is expected to reassure the nation today on steps to control the pandemic, and ease the lockdown.
When President Museveni last addressed the nation, the confirmed cases were less than 100, but are now at 248 with the cumulative number of foreign truck drivers who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uganda at a record 125.
The President is expected to explain two key new measures, the testing of drivers before they return, and return of Ugandans from abroad.
Early in the week, news broke that some Ugandans had been given permission to return, this despite the President clearly stating Uganda’s borders had been closed to passenger traffic.
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— The Independent (@UGIndependent) May 18, 2020