WANDEGEYA – President Yoweri Museveni is expected to speak to the nation as cases of coronavirus increase. According to Don Wanyama, Senior President Press Secretary, the President is to make his communication on television.
“Colleagues, 8pm tonight, His Excellency will deliver his 5th address to the country over the Covid-19 pandemic. Let’s use usual broadcast arrangements. Thanks,” he posted on watsapp.
The pending communication comes after Uganda confirmed five new cases of coronavirus bringing the total number to 14.
Minister of State for Primary Health Care, Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu on Wednesday, 25th March, 2020, said two of the five cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.
All the first nine confirmed cases are Ugandans who are said to have been infected from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“Dear Ugandans, this is a very critical moment for everyone as the number of positive cases keeps scaling up. Five more people have been confirmed positive, including two of the six Chinese that were got in Zombo,” she said.
They cannot be presented in court for fear of further spread, noted Dr Kaducu in an announcement on her Twitter handle.
Ugandan so fa has 12 Ugandans and two Chinese who have tested positive for the virus.
Thousands of people have tested positive as well death recorded Italy and Spain being the worst hit.
Meanwhile Prince Charles of Wales has also tested positive to the virus but in stable condition.
In his earlier communication, President Museveni closed schools, universities bars and worship places among other public places. He was considering to ban public transport as a measure to curb the spread of the virus.