Museveni to address country amidst Covid-19 soaring cases, deaths

Some sources have even suggested that the president could announce tougher restrictions which may include a total national lockdown or at least a ban on all public transport.

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President Yoweri Museveni will this evening (Friday) at 8PM address the country on a number of issues but mostly on Covid-19.

“Fellow Countrymen, Countrywomen, Bazukulu, I will address the country TODAY at 8:00pm on a number of issues but mostly the COVID-19 situation. I call upon you to tune in to the different radio & TV stations for this address.
Yoweri T K Museveni
Gen(rtd).
President of Uganda,” Mr Museveni tweeted.

In his previous address, the president issued various guidelines and restrictions intended to cub the spread of corona virus.

Among others,the restrictions included a ban on the inter district movements and closure of schools and institutions of higher learning for 42 days.

However, as the number of people dying from Covid-19 related illnesses gets bigger by day, Mr Museveni may toughen up his earlier orders.

Some sources have even suggested that the president could announce tougher restrictions which may include a total national lockdown or at least a ban on all public transport.

Museveni’s address comes at a time when Uganda has lost over 80 people to the virus in the last 24 hours.

On Thursday, the ministry of health confirmed 34 more deaths pushing the death toll to 542.

Relatedly, the ministry of health also said that other 1,584 Ugandans had tested positive for the virus on June 15, 2021. Thus, the cumulative confirmed cases currently stand at 67,215.

The new infections include 1580 Contacts and Alerts from Kampala (1,087), Jinja (85), Luwero (54), Wakiso (60), Masaka (45), Tororo (29), Kiryandongo (23), Mbarara (20), Gulu (17), Mityana (17), Kyotera (18), Mayuge (10), Masindi (10), Soroti (9), Adjumani (10), Ntungamo (8) and Mpigi (8).

Others were found in Iganga (8), Arua (9), Namisindwa (5), Kapchorwa (5), Rukungiri (5), Kalungu (5), Busia (5), Hoima (5), Mukono (4), Rubanda (4), Pader (4), Kassanda (4), Sironko (4), Mbale (5), Amuru (3), Kyankwanzi (2), Rukiga (2), Nwoya (3) and Kabarole (1).

There were also four Truck Drivers from Elegu, PoE (2) and two at the Mutukula border.

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