Covid-19 Crisis: President Museveni Extends Lockdown For More 21 Days

The president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has on Tuesday announced least three more weeks in lockdown commencing tomorrow April 15 upto May 5, 2020 to assess the situation and determine the next course of action for the country in regards the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

He made the announcement on Tuesday April 14, 2020 while addressing the nation on the status of coronavirus pandemic in Uganda.

“The government has decided to keep the stay home decision for another 21 days starting tomorrow April 15 tomorrow to May 05, 2020. This is meant to allow us study the situation longer. All previous measures still stand,” Mr Museveni said.

According to Museveni, the country needs a minimum of 21 days to ensure the stability of numbers of infections as far as coronavirus is concerned.

On March 20, President Museveni declared a 14 day lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Uganda.

As of today, Uganda has constantly posted negative results from a number of samples with those infected reducing to 50 following the discharge of four recovered patients.

The ministry is also set to discharge more people after 15 patients tested negatives of the virus.


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