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; “In light of confirmation of a case of #COVID19UG in Uganda, @KagutaMuseveni will address the country today, Sunday, at 4pm. Address will be carried live on TVs and radios. Tune in.”
The President confirmed his address by tweeting that; “In light of confirmation of a COVID-19 case in Uganda, I will today, at 4pm, address the country on what further steps to take so that we curb the possible spread of this disease. Thank you.”
However, his interface with the media has since been called off as a safety measure in combating the looming covid-19 pandemic.
The presidential address will thus be relayed by the presidential press unit (PPU) from the statehouse, Entebbe.
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