Yoweri Museveni could extend lockdown

President Yoweri Museveni will this Monday, 22 June, address the country on the way forward following the expiry of the current lockdown.

The president’s address comes as Uganda’s Coronovirus cases continue to increase rapidly.
The Ministry of Health on Sunday said Uganda’s Covid-19 cases had risen to 770 after seven more people tested positive for the virus.
Five of the new infections are among contacts and alerts from Kyotera (three) and Amuru (two) while the other two are truck drivers from Elegu and Malaba border points.

 

While many Ugandans want the

lockdown completely lifted, health experts and scientists have lately decried complacency by the public in the fight against the spread of the virus suggesting the need for the country being placed under another lockdown.
Last week, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng warned that the situation presented a fertile bed for a sharp spike in the number of infections, which would most likely culminate in mass deaths. This, she argued, makes another lockdown necessary.
“People are no longer following preventive measures. This is evident from what is going in the markets, taxis and bus parks,” she said.

The minister’s comments came a day after President Museveni had voiced his frustrations with Ugandans for failure to observe preventive measures.

Tomorrow’s presidential speech will guide the country on way forward.

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