I may have to take additional measures if more coronavirus cases are reported, warns Museveni

President Museveni addressing the nation on coronavirus recently. In his latest address, he announced that places of worship will be allowed to reopen but with very limited people (PHOTO/File).

KAMPALA – President Museveni has said that he may have to take additional measures if more coronavirus cases are reported in the country.

The President’s warning comes after five more people tested positive of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the number of cases in Uganda to 23.

Mr Museveni said also the number is growing, he is happy that most of the people who returned from abroad tested negative.

“227 returnees from Dubai and other places were tested, 5 were positive. This brings the number to 23 who are positive by last (Friday) evening. Although the number is growing, I am still happy to see that the majority of returnees are negative which means they don’t have the virus,” the President posted on his social media pages on Saturday.

However, the President said that the worry is that the people who are positive had circulated in the population.

As a result, he said, he may have to take additional drastic measures.

“I will keep you informed,” he said.

The President has already closed schools, Churches and other social gatherings to stop the spread of the coronavirus. He also closed borders, the airport and banned public transport as well as roadside markets.

The remaining option is close offices and announce a total lockdown.


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