By Keefa Nuwahereza
Despite massive outcry
from the business community, President Yoweri Museveni has Sunday reiterated his earlier directive
about closing bars, night clubs and other hangouts as a way of mitigating the prevention and
spread of Coronavirus.
The President reasserted his position closing on bars, night clubs, churches, mosques, school, universities and other institutions during his second national address on Coronavirus, during which he revealed among other things that Uganda had banned all travellers entering and leaving the country, and urged Ugandans to desist from using public means of transport.
“Night clubs and bars are
not workplaces. They are ad-hoc and anybody comes in and that's where the
danger is. Therefore, they should all be closed. U...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
President Yoweri Kaguta
Museveni is set to issue new directives about the prevention and spread of the
deadly Coronavirus, a few hours after the ministry of health confirmed the
first case in Uganda.
Health Minister Dr. Jane
Ruth Aceng announced Saturday evening that the first victim of COVID-19 is a 36-year-old male Ugandan who recently
returned from Dubai, where he got infected from.
On returning to Uganda,
health officials tested the victim and when he showed signs of Coronavirus, he
was immediately evacuated and taken into
isolation at Entebbe Grade B Hospital.
As a result of the
confirmed outbreak, the presidential press secretary, Don Wanyama, revealed
that the President will address the nation at 4:00 Pm.
Wanyama tweeted thus; “...
By Keef Nuwahereza
Panic and fear have engulfed the nation after the Ministry of Health confirmed two cases of Coronavirus infections in Uganda.
According to Ministry officials, one of the patients is Ugandan who is a resident of Kakungulu zone, in Kibuli, Kampala, who recently returned from Dubai, where he had gone purchase merchandise for his shop.
Dr. Jane Ruth Acheng, the Minister for Health said Saturday evening that "Uganda has confirmed her 1st case of #COVID19, today. This is a 36 year old Ugandan male who arrived on 21 March 2020 at 2:00am.
During the screening process at the airport, his temperature was 38.7. This prompted health teams to isolate him at the airport for further follow up."
She added that "The patient is currently isolated at Entebbe Grade B...