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Museveni COVID-19 National Address Postponed As Cases Shoot To 5,380

By Keefa Nuwahereza

The Presidential Address on Coronavirus (COVID-19) that had been scheduled for Saturday September 19th, 2020 has been shifted to Sunday September 20th, 2020, at 8:00PM, according to Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Secretary.

Wanyama revealed that President Yoweri Museveni decided to   shift the national address to Sunday following resolutions  carried by the cabinet sittings on Monday and Wednesday respectively, which came up with resolutions that he has to communicate to all Ugandans.

 “UPDATE: The Presidential Address on Covid-19 has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 20th, 8pm. Thanks,” Wanyama tweeted Friday morning.

During his speech, President Museveni is expected  to address the nation about reopening of schools, the airport, places of worship, sports arenas, bars and other business facilities that were closed in March this year because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Meanwhile, Uganda has so far registered 60 COVID-19 deaths out of 5,380 Cumulative total infections and 2,489  recoveries according to the Ministry of Health.  

Information from the Ministry of Health indicates that results of COVID-19 tests done on 16 September 2020 confirmed 114 new cases.

 The confirmed new cases include;

Kampala (50), Bududa (16), Pader (9), Wakiso (7), Mbale (5), Sironko (5), Luwero (4), Adjumani (3), Buikwe (3), Gulu (3), Hoima (2), Jinja (2), Kikuube (1), Koboko (1), Mitooma (1), Namisindwa (1) and Ngora (1).

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