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Museveni to address nation on Saturday as worried gov’t task force roots for extension

President Museveni to address the country on Saturday (PHOTO /File)

President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday July 31, will address the nation on the next steps to follow before the current extended lockdown ends, the Presidency said.

Slated for 8pm, the presidential address on Covid-19 will give an update on the country’s fight against COVID-19 and related issues.

“President Kaguta Museveni will this Saturday July 31, 2021 starting at 8pm address Ugandans on COVID19 and related issues,” Senior Presidential Press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi said.

Nabusayi added that the address will be broadcast live on all Television and Radio stations.

On June 18, as coronavirus cases and deaths in Uganda surged to record highs, President Yoweri Museveni announced a freeze on all public and private transport for 42 days, and imposed a strict dusk-to-dawn curfew to try and drive numbers down.

The veteran president warned that hospitals were full and not coping with the outbreak

Boda Boda and Taxi were banned from carrying passengers.

Inter district travels were halted but airport and all international borders remained open.

Their chances of having these opened are the same as keeping them closed.

Some Ugandans have remained careless with many seen not observing social distance guidelines or wearing masks.

Despite all this, government still aims to inoculate 22 million people, about half of the country’s population, to enable the economy to fully re-open.

. Musenero said lifting coronavirus containment protocols before mass vaccination will have repercussions.

“This is a tough time. Its because we are fighting a very dangerous enemy. This walk hasn’t been easy but here we are, we have achieved something together, with the lockdown in place, we have managed to bring down the cases, which were just climbing astronomically and soon we shall start to see a steady decline in death due to Covid-19,” Dr. Musenero said.

Uganda has overall recorded 92,724 infections, of which 2579 have been fatal, since the pandemic began, according to the health ministry’s latest tally on Thursday.

Uganda has administered at least 1,106,762 doses of COVID vaccines so far.

Assuming every person needs 2 doses, that’s enough to have vaccinated about 1.3% of the country’s population.

During the last week reported, Uganda averaged about 2,203 doses administered each day. At that rate, it will take a further 4,020 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population

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  1. Oringa Mark Adonga

    27/07/2021 at 2:22 PM

    Thankfully, the second wave hasn’t been managed by vaccination or quarantine procedures but by adaptive traditional approaches of mitigating infections such as include dieting, herbalism and viral inhibitions by environmental factors which our greedy scientists are unwilling to document, localize and apply as. Comprehensive health approach because vaccination is business as usual and they have long been trapped in this by global corporations dangling vaccine bribes to their faces and:
    His Excellency is for multiple strategic reasons unable to objectively appreciate local approaches cause of geopolitics and polical cronism which holds Ugandan welfare programs and indegenous solutions captive Aren’t we servants of neocolonilist and imperialists which we always pretend not to be?

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