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COVID-19 Updates: President Museveni to Address Country Again Tonight


By Agnes Kiconco

KIU, Main Campus - President Yoweri Museveni will tonight address the country for the second time in two days, following his 14th address last night, in which he extended the lockdown for two more weeks, as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda.

“After receiving lots of feedback from the public on his address last evening, @KagutaMuseveni will tonight, at 8 pm hold a televised address to respond to some of the issues. Tune in,” Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary posted on his twitter handle.

Meanwhile, in his address last night, President Museveni extended the lockdown for an additional 14 days, until 2nd June 2020.

This is the third time he is extending the lockdown, meaning that by the end of the current extension period, the country will have endured 75 days of the nationwide shutdown.

Furthermore, the President announced new measures to be considered to ease the lockdown though he added that these measures are tied to the effective use of face masks.

“Opening up is tied to the masks. And the masks will be ready in two weeks, from May 19,” President Museveni announced.

“We believe that with the proper mask, you do not infect others and you also do not get infected, on top of all the other measures,” he added.


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