KAMPALA —President Yoweri Museveni has moved into isolation after testing positive of COVID-19.
The President in a Twitter post shared on Thursday says that he realized signs of COVID-19 yesterday (Wednesday) morning and thus alerted his medical team.
“That is when I called my doctors to take samples and rule out Corona. They took three samples- one rapid and two PCRs. The rapid one was negative and so was one of the PCRs.”
He adds that however, one of the PCRs was positive.
“Taking precautionary measures, I traveled to Kololo, with a separate car from Maama’s car as the samples were taken back for reconfirmation. When I came back from Kololo, it was confirmed that I had Corona.”
Museveni has, therefore, went into self-isolation at Nakasero and therefore delegated all the work for today and tomorrow (Heroes’ Day in Luwero) to Prime Minister, Robinah Nabanjja.
“As everybody knows, I have been very cautious with Corona. However, recently, I had to give up masks because they have been causing me allergic reactions in the eyes and also in the throat. Do you remember when I lost my voice twice during the elections? That is part of the allergy.”
Museveni revealed that this is the second forced leave he has received in the last 53 years, ever since 1971, when they started fighting Idi Amin.
One other time, was when he had a problem of sinuses and he had to lie low for some days at Mweya.
“By God’s Grace all is well, and I am only experiencing mild symptoms. However, I always prefer to err on the side of caution and self-isolate for now.”
In the same letter , Museveni congratulated security forces for blocking all the terrorist activities and ensuring that the huge celebrations (like those of the 3rd of June), took place without incident in spite of the terrorists operating in Congo, South Sudan, Somalia, Mozambique, etc.