As panic continues to grip Ugandans owing to the souring of Omicron cases, State House has dismissed rumours there could be another lockdown ahead of President Museveni’s much-anticipated public address this week.
Former Presidential candidate, Joseph Kabuleta has in a lengthy missive claimed he had caught wind of a highly clandestine plot to place the contry under fresh locks by president Museveni.
According to Kabuleta, Museveni, and his health aides have been sitting routinely to devise ways of preparing the population for the bad news when Museveni finally addresses the Nation.
However, Deputy Presidential Press Secretary, Faruk Kirunda said that Internet rumors about lockdowns, whether local or general, or about changes to working hours or a shutdown of schools do not reflect the government’s planning
He castigated the Kabuleta’s reports, appealing to the general public to disregard them for they are intended to dumpen their merry making spirits.
He described the allegations as mere speculation driven by the current surge in COVID-19 infections.
“The general public’s festive spirit should not be dampened by speculation that another lockdown is in the offing due to the surge in cases. Kindly ignore the rumours and wait for an informed address by H.E the President.” Kirunda tweeted, on Monday.