By Spy Uganda
President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections has risen up from 33 as of Monday morning to 44.
President Museveni revealed this during his national address about fighting the Coronavirus pandemic in Uganda.
The President said that; “Last night after the address, my social media team informed me that there are a number of areas the public wanted to be clarified. I have captured some and will be elaborating on them. As of Monday we had 33 cases. But today I’m informed 11 other new cases have been discovered and these are youth of Watoto Church choir. I think they got it from outside where they had gone.”
He noted that “On the issue of curfew, it started today not yesterday. It will be from 7:00pm to 6:30am. Anyone that will move during that time will be doing so at their own risk, I advise you against it because we do not want incidents.”
Museveni also said that “One of the points people wanted to know was why we have left the supermarkets open for food, but are not allowing private cars, how will people get to the supermarket? Let us use Boda Boda deliveries. We can’t introduce cars again. Or you can simply walk to the nearest supermarket, but food and walk back home.”
About Ugandans affected by the lockdown Museveni said that “We are going to look at the groups that were feeding themselves through daily income. These have been affected by this pandemic and our resultant measures. We shall identify them and support them until situation returns to normal.”
On the issue of journalists being barred from working because not the COVID-19, Museveni said that “The media people and journalists are very important to this country. Their movements (work-related) should be allowed but the ministry of works will have to give them stickers for purposes of order and manageability.”
“I have heard some cultural leaders are telling people that COVID-19 is a spirit and not a disease. Let no one come up with such things. This is a serious disease and such people should refrain from misleading the masses,” the President concluded.