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President Museveni to Address the Nation as COVID-19 Cases Increase to 14


KIU, Main Campus - Due to the increase in number of COVID-19 cases, from the previous 9 to 14 in the country as of Wednesday, 25th March 2020, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will address the nation at 8pm to communicate the measures to be put in place, so as to prevent further spread of the pandemic.

This follows the announcement today afternoon by the Director General for Health Services at Uganda Health Ministry, Dr Henry Mwebesa, about the five new confirmed COVID-19 cases bringing the total number to 14, including an eight-month old baby in Iganga, whose father traveled to Kisumu and returned home. 

Among the five new cases are three Ugandans and two Chinese nationals who had escaped from quarantine last week.

The Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Don Wanyama, on Wednesday afternoon tweeted, “After chairing a special cabinet session today, President Museveni will address the country at 8pm in face of the COVID-19 pandemic."

In the President's last address on Tuesday, 20th March 2020, he urged Ugandans to stay home and avoid using public means of transport in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He also warned business men against hiking food prices, as it will lead to the withdrawal of their licenses.

Therefore, everyone is expected to tune in to radio or television for updates and new directives on Coronavirus.