By Stuart Bogere
KIU, Main Campus – President Yoweri Museveni has asked Ugandans to continue being vigilant in fighting against the spread of COVID-19.
He made these remarks while addressing the country during the Heroes day celebrations at State House Entebbe yesterday.
He says that he can no longer take the blame if Ugandans start dying of COVID-19 because people have started ignoring his directives.
Museveni said he’s bothered by the issue of Ugandans disregarding all the preventive measures against the Coronavirus.
He also said that the Ministry of Health had been planning for health facilities with 9,000-bed capacity but he advised them to plan for 40,000-bed capacity.
He revealed that places like Namboole Stadium are being prepared to treat a big number of people if cases continue to rise.
The president also revealed that Ugandan scientists are in advanced stages of looking for a Coronavirus vaccine but cited corruption as the biggest obstacle to the process.
“Am really tired of those people who don’t care about the country but themselves. We can get the COVID-19 medicine before the Europeans get it if we get rid of the parasites within the country,” he said.
Heroes’ Day celebrations were supposed to be held in Lyantonde District but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was shifted to State House.
According to the ministry of health, Uganda has registered 657 confirmed cases of Coronavirus out of the 104,160,118 total number of tests, 118 have recovered meaning we have 539 active cases and zero deaths.