EDUCATION NEWS UGANDA— President Yoweri Museveni has praised Ugandan scientists for their work in the country
This was during the 19th presidential address on COVID-19.
“We have very good scientists. That is why I would like you to agree with my idea of paying scientists very well, he said
“They can do a lot for this country. If you attack our scientists, I will tell you to go to hell, he added.
President Museveni said that following standard operating procedures that have been set up could help in the fight against COVID-19.
“Just following the easy SOPs that we put up helps a lot,” he said
Ugandan scientist are also working on the coronavirus vaccine and had understood the structure of the virus by April 19 when the president made the revelation during his address to the nation on the disease.
“Our scientists are also doing wonderful things. They are working on the vaccine. The ones in Entebbe have understood the virus’ structure,” President Museveni said.
President Museveni also announced several measures that eased the lockdown which he announced in March, to control the spread of coronavirus.
Among the measures; the president extended the curfew to start at 9pm and end at 5:30am.
He also allowed boda boda riders to start carrying passengers on July 27, provided the riders wear face masks and helmets.
Their passengers, according to Mr Museveni, must wear face masks.
He said that boda boda operators will be required to keep a record of passengers they transport to enable health workers trace them in case a rider tested positive for COVID-19.
He said that the riders will not be allowed to operate beyond 6pm because they were being used by criminals.
Uganda first registered her first COVID-19 case on 22nd March and the country has since registered 1072 cases of which 958 have recovered with no coronavirus related death reported.