KAMPALA — President Yoweri Museveni addresses the nation on the status of COVID-19 in Uganda after the Ministry of Health announced that there is a second wave sweeping across the nation.
He says that the COVID-19 National taskforce will meet next week to discuss new measures to contain what is said to be a second COVID-19 wave that has hit the country.
The President however says the situation is not yet dire. “If we behave, we may be able to manage it. For most of the country, there is no Corona. There are areas where cases have not been reported. The whole of the western region has very few cases”.
“Today, I am here to alert you about the COVID-19 situation in the country. We are going to have a task force meeting on Wednesday to fully discuss how we can handle the situation,” the President said.
He added: “All the measures that we put up have been ignored. I told you that when we vaccinate 4.8 million people, then we can relax the measures. I am not sure anymore whether that number still stands.”
Quoting from scientists, the President says the COVID-19 problem is majorly in Kampala and Wakiso.
“This is because they do not listen. If you are out of Kampala and Wakiso, try to stay where you are. Avoid the capital”.
He added: “The new variants are very serious. They are of different “clans”. There’s the South African clan, the UK clan and the Indian one. These are also affecting children. 803 cases have been found in schools. One student has died”.