State House: Museveni is not addressing the country today

State House has rebutted reports that President Museveni is scheduled to address the country today (PHOTO /Courtesy).

KAMPALA —State House has rebutted reports that President YoweriMuseveni  is expected to address the country today July 5.

Reports had indicated that the President who last addressed on June 18 was scheduled to announce additional lockdown measures as country works to beat escalating virus infections.

However, President Museveni’s Press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi said that the alleged address was not on the Ugandan President programme on Monday July 5.

“Please disregard any rumours circulating that President Museveni is set to address the nation today. There is no address. We shall inform the public as and when such an address is scheduled,” Nabusayi wrote on Twitter.

To date, Uganda has registered a total of 84,116 COVID-19 cases and 1, 966 deaths.

As virus cases surge in Uganda, making scarce hospital beds even more expensive, concern is growing over the massive exploitation of patients by private hospitals accused of demanding payment up front and hiking fees.

The media has extensively reported most health facilities, both public and private, getting full and turning away patients.

Uganda is among African countries seeing a dramatic rise in the number of infections amid a severe vaccine shortage.

The country has vaccinated under 1% of its 44 million people.

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