By Keefa Nuwahereza
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has assured all Ugandans that the Coronavirus outbreak is currently under total control by the government after the Ministry of Health not announcing any new infections as of Tuesday.
Museveni announced a national lockdown on Monday night in his new directives aimed at fighting the spread of Coronavirus. The directives include self-quarantine for all Ugandans, closure of government offices and factories, shops and hardware stores, stopping use of private transport and a curfew that will last for two weeks.
While commenting about his government’s successful control of the deadly COVID-19 virus, Museveni tweeted on Tuesday “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.”
He 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.”
The President also 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.”
He concluded that “Any other further clarifications on these measures will be done by the committee headed by the Prime Minister @RuhakanaR.”
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