Uganda reports 11 new cases of coronavirus, all children

President Yoweri Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has announced 11 more cases of coronavirus in Uganda all of whom are children.

On Tuesday night, the Ugandan President said all the 11 that tested positive had been in quarantine.

“Eleven children of Watoto choir tested positive yesterday, they were in the quarantine. The number of people with COVID-19 is now 44,” he said.

According to the Ugandan leader, despite the increasing cases of coronavirus, mass testing is ‘expensive and meaningless’.

“You may test today and tomorrow you get exposed. It is only better to test with signs,” he added.

Museveni also clarified that the imposed curfew in Uganda will be from 7pm to 6:30am.

“Anyone that will move during that time will be doing so at their own risk, I advise you against it because we do not want incidents,” he warned.

In regards to purchase of food from supermarkets, Museveni urged Ugandans to use boda boda deliveries. “We can’t introduce cars again,” he said.

The President also noted that the government would begin to identify groups that were feeding themselves through daily income and have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and resultant measures.

According to him, they will be supported until situation returns to normal.

He recognized that the media fraternity are important to Uganda and their movement should be allowed with the Ministry of Works expected to give them stickers for identification.

“I have heard some cultural leaders are telling people that COVID-19 is a spirit and not a disease. Let no one come up with such things. This is a serious disease and such people should refrain from misleading the masses,” he added.


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