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Museveni To Announce More Drastic Measures As Coronavirus Cases Jump To 23

President Yoweri Museveni has revealed plans to announce a new set of measures to supplement some of the directives already in place.

The President announced his plans on his official twiter handle highlighting that a total of 227 returnees from Dubai and other places were tested, 5 were positive, bringing the number to 23 who are positive by last (Friday) evening.

Museveni said that although the number is growing, he expressed optimism that the majority of returnees are negative which means they don’t have the virus.

He said, “Although the number is growing, I am still happy to see that the majority of returnees are negative which means they don’t have the virus. However, the worry is that the people who are positive had circulated in the population.”

The President reassured Ugandans that the medical teams will trace all the contacts and check on them, “We may have to take additional drastic measures. I will keep you informed.”

It should be recalled that in the past two weeks, the President has announced cocktail of measures to combat the spread of Coronovirus including: ban of large meeting in churches, mosques, political events, closure of bars and all schools. Closure of Uganda airspace for passenger save cargo, ban on public transport, measures whose implementation is already underway.

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