By Stuart Bogere
KIU, Main Campus - President Museveni is set to address the nation on Tuesday 21st July 2020, on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country.
According to President Museveni’s Senior Press Secretary, Don Wanyama, the president’s address will be aired live on all local television and radio stations at 8PM.
In his address, which will be the 18th ever since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared in the country, Museveni is expected to guide further on measures to control the spread of Coronavirus in Uganda.
The president's address comes a week after confirmed cases in the country surpassed the 1000th mark following a surge in Coronavirus cases observed in the last two months.
In the last address, President Museveni eased several restrictions, but since then there has been strong agitation for further ease of the lockdown from traders formerly operating in shopping arcades, as well as religious leaders who want places of worship re-opened.
He also directed the Ministry of Trade, KCCA, and Ministry of Health to conduct an assessment on shopping arcades to ascertain their readiness to operate under the Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs). 48 have since been approved to re-open but pending the president’s pronouncement.
Museveni also revealed government's plan to distribute 3 radio sets to each homestead to facilitate learning in homes, after his initial idea of giving out TV sets was shot down by scientists since it involved congregating learners in one place.
Entebbe International Airports was also partially opened for Ugandan returnees who are stranded abroad following the lockdown in the country, while commercial passenger flights remain banned.
To date, Uganda has so far recorded 1,056 confirmed cases, 1,023 recoveries and no deaths.