By Spy Uganda
The Presidential Adviser on Special Operations Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has hailed a team of Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) doctors who are currently engaging in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The UPDF team is working together with other medical experts at Grade B Hospital and the Virus Research Institute to help in the treatment of isolated COVID-19 patients.
So while commending them for their bravery, Gen Muhoozi tweeted thus; Intrepid and well equipped UPDF medical teams at the front lines of the fight against the Coronavirus in Uganda. Almighty God bless them and all the other medical teams under @MinofHealthUG . God continue to bless Uganda!”
It should be noted that the number of COVID-19 patients currently stands at 33 infections as per the Ministry of Health data.
While confirming the said number President Yoweri Museveni tweeted on Tuesday morning that; “Countrymen, Countrywomen and the Bazzukulu. Yesterday, 82 samples of returnees from outside who have been under quarantine were tested for Covid-19 and all of them were negative. This means that we still have only 33 people who are confirmed positive, 31 Ugandans and 2 Chinese.
Museveni added that “Meanwhile, all the infected people are stable under treatment and they seem to be improving. Last night, the Government decided to take more stringent measures for 14 days in order to decisively try and defeat this enemy instead of continuing to take only half measures.”
Alluding to the drastic measures he announced on Monday that come in tandem with the lockdown and curfew, Museveni noted that; “If we use a hammer to kill a fly (taking too strong measures to deal with a small problem), it will be better than being complacent only to find out later that too many Ugandans are infected and they’re dying as is happening in other countries.”